punishable
adjective see punish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Punishable — Pun ish*a*ble, a. [Cf. F. punissable.] Deserving of, or liable to, punishment; capable of being punished by law or right; said of person or offenses. [1913 Webster] That time was, when to be a Protestant, to be a Christian, was by law as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punishable — index culpable, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), illegal, impermissible Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • punishable — 1530s, from PUNISH (Cf. punish) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • punishable — [pun′ish ə bəl] adj. liable to or deserving punishment punishability n …   English World dictionary

  • punishable — adj. punishable by (punishable by death) * * * [ pʌnɪʃəb(ə)l] punishable by (punishable by death) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • punishable — pun|ish|a|ble [ˈpʌnıʃəbəl] adj in law, a punishable act can be punished ▪ a punishable offence punishable by/with ▪ a crime punishable by death …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • punishable — pun|ish|a|ble [ pʌnıʃəbl ] adjective a punishable act will be punished because it is illegal: a punishable offense punishable by: a crime punishable by 20 years in prison …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • punishable — UK [ˈpʌnɪʃəb(ə)l] / US adjective a punishable act will be punished because it is illegal a punishable offence punishable by: a crime punishable by 20 years in prison …   English dictionary

  • punishable — [[t]pʌ̱nɪʃəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ by/with n If a crime is punishable in a particular way, anyone who commits it is punished in that way. Treason in this country is still punishable by death... They called on the authorities to make… …   English dictionary

  • punishable — adjective a punishable act may be punished by law, especially in a particular way: a punishable offence (+ by): Murder is punishable by death …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • punishable — adjective Able to be punished; appropriate for punishment. Littering in this area is punishable by a fine of up to $100 …   Wiktionary

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