Meaning of CONDIGN in English

kənˈdīn, (ˈ)kän|d- adjective

Etymology: Middle English condigne, from Middle French, from Latin condignus very worthy, from com- + dignus worthy — more at decent

1. obsolete

a. : of equal worth or dignity

b. : worthy

2. : entirely in accordance with what is deserved or merited : neither exceeding nor falling below one's deserts — used only of punishments since the end of the 17th century

when an adequate system for control of atomic energy … has been agreed upon … and condign punishments set up for violations of the rules — B.M.Baruch

Synonyms: see due

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