What does the word commensurate mean?

Usage examples for commensurate

  1. Kate helped her all she could, while Mrs. Jardine developed a fund of patience commensurate with the need of it. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  2. Unless you give a government specific powers, commensurate with its objects, it is liable on occasions of public necessity to exercise powers which have not been granted. – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  3. Did the witness conceive, he asked with effective deliberation, that he had rendered services commensurate with the annual sums paid him? – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
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