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Definition of "punishable" []

  • Able to be punished; appropriate for punishment. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "punishable" in a sentence
  • "To suggest they have all been harmed, at least to a degree warranting criminal punishable, is to expand the definition of harm to render it meaningless, not mention creating a world of misdemeanants."
  • "Perhaps the Deep Magic of Narnia, the God’s Law it represents is just the sort of fucked-up self-righteous dogma handed down from on high and taken as received wisdom, the kind of bullshit that says, OK, we’re not gonna bother with grassing on your neighbour because that hasn’t been defined as a sin, but grassing on your family is a mortal sin punishable by being gutted like a slaughtered lamb on the stone table."
  • "But that, I think, is taking the notion of punishable child abuse — a sensible notion, of course, when properly limited — way too far."