condign - Dictionary definition and meaning for word condign
Condign.con+deserve,means to deserves."condign censure"
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
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