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    condign - Dictionary definition and meaning for word condign

    Definition
    (adj) fitting or appropriate and deserved; used especially of punishment
    Example Sentence
    • condign censure
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for condign

Condign.con+deserve,means to deserves."condign censure"

condign=deserved (of punishment) condign=co+n+dign ~> come+and+dine...imagine after a well deserved punishment, ur mother calls u back for dining :)

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Condign can be split as CONvicted + Dign. A convicted person has been given punishment of digging whole day in jail which is well deserved punishment for him

CON DIGN (convict dignity) if he accepts fitting and appropriate punishment for his crime he DESERVES to can regain his diginity

Read as Corn+Dine- As a deserving punishment, I was made to dine on corn.

if a CON DIGS a hole he should be aptly punished

condign= con+dying

COME DINE at your last meal before being executed.

CONDitionally IGNited ...

benign means kind : so condign means opposite of that => severe, deservedly severe!

cond-ign is like (cond)ition (i)s (g)ood '(n)ough...so it is well deserved

Condign punishment: a condemnation that suits the dignity of the convict

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