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condign

[kuh n-dahyn] /kənˈdaɪn/
adjective
1.
well-deserved; fitting; adequate:
condign punishment.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English condigne < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin condignus, equivalent to con- con- + dignus worthy; see dignity
Related forms
condignly, adverb
Synonyms
appropriate, suitable.
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British Dictionary definitions for condignly

condign

/kənˈdaɪn/
adjective
1.
(esp of a punishment) fitting; deserved
Derived Forms
condignly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Old French condigne, from Latin condignus, from dignus worthy
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Word Origin and History for condignly

condign

adj.

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.

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