- condillac, étienne bonnot de,
Origin of condign
Examples from the Web for condign
Dicky trembled with rage as he lay, and he resolved on condign revenge.A Child of the Jago|Arthur Morrison
The sword should not be sheathed till he had been brought to condign punishment as a traitor.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
I confess my ‘high crime and misdemeanor’ against the pet of fortune, and await my condign punishment.Vashti|Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Corporal, discipline must be enforced in the army, but don't you think you were a little too summary and condign with that man?Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)|John McElroy
I should bring you to condign punishment, but that I have a great respect for the good wine, though I find it in a fool's noddle.
Word Origin for condign
late 15c., "well-deserved," from Old French condigne "deserved, appropriate, equal in wealth," from Latin condignus "wholly worthy," from com- "together, altogether" (see com-) + dignus "worthy" (see dignity). Of punishment, "deservedly severe," from 1510s, which by Johnson's day (1755) was the only use.