condign

condign

[kuhn-dahyn]
adjective
well-deserved; fitting; adequate: condign punishment.

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

condignly, adverb


appropriate, suitable.
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condign (kənˈdaɪn)
 
adj
(esp of a punishment) fitting; deserved
 
[C15: from Old French condigne, from Latin condignus, from dignus worthy]
 
con'dignly
 
adv

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condign
c.1470, "well-deserved," from Fr. condigne, from L. condignus "wholly worthy," from con- "together, altogether" + dignus "worthy" (see dignity). Of punishment, "deservedly severe," from 1510s, which by Johnson's day (1755) was the only use.
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