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Thursday, May 02, 2002

Definitions for condign

  1. Suitable to the fault or crime; deserved; adequate.

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Citations for condign
In a story as old as the Greeks, overweening pride brought condign disaster. David Frum, How We Got Here
He is a violent criminal and, like other criminals, he should be brought to condign punishment. Kwasi Kwarteng, Daily Telegraph
Origin of condign
late Middle English
Condign ultimately derives from Latin condignus, "very worthy," from com-, here used intensively + dignus, "worthy."