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Deserved; adequate: "On sober reflection, such worries over a man's condign punishment seemed senseless" (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.).
[Middle English condigne
, from Old French, from Latin condignus
, intensive pref.
; see com-
; see dek-
in Indo-European roots
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Bell Gale Chevigny condignly
avers that it is indubitably an attempt "to reinterpret the isolating eccentricity of her teen-age years, when she sought to overwhelm or to blackmail young girls into friendship.
Bush could have back at Tora Bora in 2001, bin Laden has been condignly
dumped into the ocean.
(157) Congress supplemented the potential punishments by emphasizing that American violators would be "condignly
punished therefore" and that willful violators caught by foreign nations would have no right to claim the protection of the United States.