Middle English condignefrom Old French from Latin condignuscom-intensive pref.com–dignusworthydek- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French condigne, from Latin condignus, from con- + dignus ‘worthy’.
Condign Sentence Examples
condign punishment on the advisers who had led him astray.
Moawiya, disregarding his son Yazid's advice that he should exact condign punishment for Zobair's disrespect, replied in flattering terms, regretting the trespass and resigning both slaves and estate to Zobair.
One of the objects of the expedition sent by Governor Thomas Gage to Lexington and Concord on April 18-19, 1775, was the capture of Adams and John Hancock, temporarily staying in Lexington, and when Gage issued his proclamation of pardon on June 12 he excepted these two, whose offences, he said, were "of too flagitious a Nature to admit of any other Consideration than that of condign Punishment."
For collecting alms by falsely claiming to suffer from epilepsy, Jennings is put into the stocks, which Harman calls " condign punishment.
By command of Ahmed, his son inflicted with his own hand condign punishment on the advisers who had led him astray.