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Deserved; adequate: "On sober reflection, such worries over a man's condign punishment seemed senseless" (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.).
[Middle English condigne, from Old French, from Latin condignus : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + dignus, worthy; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]
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(esp of a punishment) fitting; deserved
[C15: from Old French condigne, from Latin condignus, from dignus worthy]
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well-deserved; fitting; adequate: condign punishment.
[1375–1425; late Middle English condigne < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin condignus=con- con- + dignus worthy; see dignity]
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