condign[kən dīn′, kän′dīn′]
deserved; suitable: said esp. of punishment for wrongdoing
Origin of condignMiddle English and amp; 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)