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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Condign  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  condign 
  adj  :  fitting  or  appropriate  and  deserved;  used  especially  of 
  punishment;  "condign  censure" 




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