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punishable

[puhn-i-shuh-buh l]
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  1. liable to or deserving punishment.
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Origin of punishable

1375–1425; late Middle English. See punish, -able
Related formspun·ish·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·pun·ish·a·ble, adjectivere·pun·ish·a·ble, adjectiveun·pun·ish·a·ble, adjective
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punishable

adjective
  1. liable to be punished or deserving of punishment
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Derived Formspunishability, noun
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Word Origin and History for punishable

adj.

1530s, of persons; 1540s, of offenses, from punish + -able.

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