Definitions for: Punishable


[adj] liable to or deserving punishment; "punishable offenses"
[adj] subject to punishment by law; "a penal offense"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

That time was, when to be a Protestant, to be a
Christian, was by law as punishable as to be a traitor.
-- Milton.
-- Pun"ish*a*ble*ness, n.

Synonyms: guilty, illegal, penal

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