punishable


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pun·ish

 (pŭn′ĭsh)
v. pun·ished, pun·ish·ing, pun·ish·es
v.tr.
1. To subject to a penalty for an offense, sin, or fault.
2. To inflict a penalty for (an offense).
3. To handle or use roughly; damage or hurt: My boots were punished by our long trek through the desert.
v.intr.
To exact or mete out punishment.

[Middle English punissen, punishen, from Old French punir, puniss-, from Latin poenīre, pūnīre, from poena, punishment, from Greek poinē; see kwei-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

pun′ish·a·bil′i·ty n.
pun′ish·a·ble adj.
pun′ish·er n.
Synonyms: punish, chastise, discipline, castigate, penalize
These verbs mean to subject a person to something negative for an offense, sin, or fault. Punish is the least specific: The principal punished the students who were caught cheating. Chastise historically has entailed corporal punishment but now usually involves a verbal rebuke as a means of effecting improvement in behavior: The sarcastic child was roundly chastised for insolence. Discipline stresses punishment inflicted by an authority in order to control or to eliminate unacceptable conduct: The worker was disciplined for insubordination. Castigate means to censure or criticize severely, often in public: The judge castigated the attorney for badgering the witness. Penalize usually implies the forfeiture of money or of a privilege or gain because rules or regulations have been broken: Those who file their income-tax returns late will be penalized.

punishable

(ˈpʌnɪʃəbəl)
adj
liable to be punished or deserving of punishment
ˌpunishaˈbility n

pun•ish•a•ble

(ˈpʌn ɪ ʃə bəl)

adj.
liable to or deserving punishment.
[1375–1425]
pun`ish•a•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.punishable - liable to or deserving punishment; "punishable offenses"
guilty - responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"
2.punishable - subject to punishment by law; "a penal offense"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"

punishable

adjective culpable, criminal, chargeable, indictable, blameworthy, convictable make slavery a punishable offence
Translations
مُسْتَوْجِب العِقاب
trestný
strafbar
büntetendõ
refsiverîur
cezalandırılabilircezayı gerektirir

punishable

[ˈpʌnɪʃəbl] ADJ (gen) → punible (Jur) → punible, sancionable
a punishable offenceuna infracción penada or sancionada por la ley
a crime punishable by deathun delito castigado con la pena de muerte

punishable

[ˈpʌnɪʃəbəl] adjpunissable

punishable

adjstrafbar; this offence (Brit) or offense (US) is punishable by 2 years’ imprisonmentdieses Verbrechen wird mit 2 Jahren Gefängnis bestraft; it is a punishable offence (Brit) or offense (US) → es ist strafbar

punishable

[ˈpʌnɪʃəbl] adjpunibile

punish

(ˈpaniʃ) verb
1. to cause to suffer for a crime or fault. He was punished for stealing the money.
2. to give punishment for. The teacher punishes disobedience.
ˈpunishable adjective
(of offences etc) able or likely to be punished by law. Driving without a licence is a punishable offence.
ˈpunishment noun
1. the act of punishing or process of being punished.
2. suffering, or a penalty, imposed for a crime, fault etc. He was sent to prison for two years as (a) punishment.
punitive (ˈpjuːnətiv) adjective
giving punishment.
References in classic literature ?
Infractions of this law should be punishable with death.
He left it contrary to my wish and command; and in the days of Alfred that would have been termed disobedience ay, and a crime severely punishable.
He then takes the criminal into custody till he hath made satisfaction; but if it be a crime punishable with death he is delivered over to the prosecutor, who may put him to death at his own discretion.
That resolution is a law, and resistance to it punishable.
In being protected, on the other hand, in his life and in his limbs, against the violence of all others, even the master of his labor and his liberty; and in being punishable himself for all violence committed against others -- the slave is no less evidently regarded by the law as a member of the society, not as a part of the irrational creation; as a moral person, not as a mere article of property.
If you mean by FEELING," said the King, "approaching so close as to leave no space between two individuals, know, Stranger, that this offence is punishable in my dominions by death.
Cold, light, and selfish in the last resort, he had that modicum of prudence, miscalled morality, which keeps a man from inconvenient drunkenness or punishable theft.
Assaulting a magistrate in the execution of his duty, and menacing a constable with firearms at the same time, is a pretty serious affair, and is punishable with both fine and imprisonment.
We sent a sheik to arrest him if he had the authority, or to warn him, if he had not, that by the laws of Egypt the crime he was attempting to commit was punishable with imprisonment or the bastinado.
You have broken your chair, and made a great disturbance; that is an offense punishable by imprisonment in one of the lower dungeons.
There are practices and there are acts which, owing to circumstances, the law cannot visit, though they may be worse than many things which are legally punishable.
Although I believed myself, and had succeeded in persuading Alicia, that I was sure of being recommended to mercy, it was not the less the fact that I was charged with an offense still punishable by death, in the then barbarous state of the law.