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punishable

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
punishablepun‧ish‧a‧ble /ˈpʌnɪʃəbəl/ adjective  SCLin law, a punishable act can be punished a punishable offencepunishable by/with a crime punishable by death
Examples from the Corpus
punishableThe punishment in this instance is not arbitrary; it bears some relation to the punishable behavior.Violation of the act was punishable by a fine of one thousand dollars or imprisonment for one year, or both.The charge is punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a $ 10,000 fine.These prisons were not meant as places of punishment as most offences were punishable by death.Failure to observe the ban was punishable by up to three years' imprisonment.Non-compliance is punishable by way of a fine.Any lying by the debtor during the examination constitutes perjury, which is a serious and punishable offence.a punishable offenseInciting another to take part in such a procession or meeting is punishable with the same level of penalty.punishable offenceAny lying by the debtor during the examination constitutes perjury, which is a serious and punishable offence.Respirators were a nuisance; it was a punishable offence for any member of the armed forces to be caught without one.
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