Punishable



[puhn-i-shuh-buh l] /ˈpʌn ɪ ʃə bəl/

adjective
1.
liable to or deserving .
/ˈpʌnɪʃəbəl/
adjective
1.
liable to be punished or deserving of punishment
adj.

1530s, of persons; 1540s, of offenses, from punish + -able.

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