deserved; suitable: said esp. of punishment for wrongdoing
Origin of condignMiddle English and Old French condigne from Classical Latin condignus, very worthy from com-, intensive + dignus, worthy: see dignity
Deserved; adequate: “On sober reflection, such worries over a man's condign punishment seemed senseless” ( Henry Louis Gates, Jr. )
Origin of condignMiddle English condigne from Old French from Latin condignus com- intensive pref. ; see com- . dignus worthy ; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more condign, superlative most condign)
From Old French condigne, from Latin condignus, from con- + dignus ‘worthy’.