Punishable Pun"ish*a*ble, a. [Cf. F. punissable.] Deserving of, or liable to, punishment; capable of being punished by law or right; -- said of person or offenses. [1913 Webster]

That time was, when to be a Protestant, to be a Christian, was by law as punishable as to be a traitor. -- Milton. [1913 Webster] -- {Pun"ish*a*ble*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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