punishable

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punish +‎ -able

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punishable (comparative more punishable, superlative most punishable)

  1. Subject to punishment; appropriate for punishment.
    Littering in this area is punishable by a fine of up to $100.
    • 2022 February 9, “Network News: Regulations on face coverings risk leaving passengers confused”, in RAIL, number 950, page 6:
      Wearing a face covering also remains a requirement on all Transport for London services, where it has become a Condition of Carriage. This means that while non-compliance is no longer a criminal offence and punishable with a fine, passengers can still be asked to leave or prevented from boarding.

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