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Tuesday, April 18, 2000

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
1375-1425
Condign ultimately derives from Latin condignus, "very worthy," from com-, here used intensively + dignus, "worthy."