What does the word condign mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Well deserved; merited; deservedly severe.

Usage examples for condign

  1. In vain he stormed and swore in the choicest Arabic, and cast vindictive glances at Pango, threatening him with condign punishment should he ever catch him on shore. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston