condign

[ kuhn-dahyn ]
/ kənˈdaɪn /

adjective

well-deserved; fitting; adequate: condign punishment.

Origin of condign

1375–1425; late Middle English condigne < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin condignus, equivalent to con- con- + dignus worthy; see dignity

Related forms

con·dign·ly, adverb
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condign

/ (kənˈdaɪn) /

adjective

(esp of a punishment) fitting; deserved

Derived Forms

condignly, adverb

Word Origin for condign

C15: from Old French condigne, from Latin condignus, from dignus worthy
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