condign - Dictionary definition and meaning for word 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 :)
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
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