punishable

[ puhn-i-shuh-buh l ]
/ ˈpʌn ɪ ʃə bəl /

adjective

liable to or deserving punishment.

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

/ (ˈpʌnɪʃəbəl) /

adjective

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

punishable


adj.

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

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