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Meaning of CONDIGN

Pronunciation:  kun'dIn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  fitting or appropriate and deserved; used especially of punishment; "condign censure"
 

CONDIGN is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: merited
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*dign"\, a. [F. condigne, L. condignus very worthy;
con- + dignus worthy. See {Deign}, and cf. {Digne}.]
1. Worthy; suitable; deserving; fit. [Obs.]

         Condign and worthy praise.            --Udall.

         Herself of all that rule she deemend most condign.
                                               --Spenser.

2. Deserved; adequate; suitable to the fault or crime.
   ``Condign censure.'' --Milman.

         Unless it were a bloody murderer . . . I never gave
         them condign punishment.              --Shak.

 
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