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: to publish the name of as condemned to death with the property of the condemned forfeited to the state
[M-W's Col. Dic.]

I believe the above definition is written in shortened form like most other dictionary definitions. Could I write the above definition as:
to publish the name of (someone) as (he has been) condemned to death with the property of the condemned forfeited to the state?
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Hi,

Yes, that keeps the same idea.

It's not exactly a common word.

Clive
My dictionary shows:
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1 a Roman & civil law : to post or publish the name of (a person) as
condemned to death with his property forfeited to the state




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a definition which is complete English.
However, if you want to be more explicit, you may want to say:
to post or publish the name of (a person) as having been condemned to death with his property forfeited to the state
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: to publish the name of as condemned to death with the property of the condemned forfeited to the state
[M-W's Col. Dic.]

What does as mean in the context of the above definition and what part of speech is it?
The closest definition I could find that relates to this usage was at www.m-w.com.
as, Adverb, 3 : when considered in a specified form or relation —usually used before a preposition or a participle <my opinion as distinguished from his>
So it's something like

the name (of a person), when (that name is) considered in relation to a list of persons condemned to death ...
CJ
The word is used more commonly in the sense of prohibit or forbid, is it not? I've never heard this other definition with the property forfeiture and all, but it came up for me first at Webster 's.
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DelmobileThe word is used more commonly in the sense of prohibit or forbid, is it not? I've never heard this other definition with the property forfeiture and all, but it came up for me first at Webster 's.
Interesting. I've never heard that definition either. My American Heritage Dictionary lists that definition last -- with the notation Obsolete (See below.) I was only aware of the second definition.

1. To denounce or condemn. 2. To prohibit; forbid. 3. Obsolete. To publish the name of (a person) as outlawed.
CJ