punishable


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Synonyms for punishable

liable to or deserving punishment

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subject to punishment by law

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And I have gone there, and come back; and now you may go there, for no longer is it high treason, punishable by disgrace or death, to cross 30d or 175d.
And then he saluted me, and strode from the bridge, a martyr to loyalty and friendship, for, though no man might know that Lieutenant Jefferson Turck had taken his ship across thirty, every man aboard would know that the first officer had committed a crime that was punishable by both degradation and death.
As to my cousin Sophia, I can't imagine her to be such a simpleton as to have the least scruple on such an account, or to conceive any harm in punishing one of these haggs for the many mischiefs they bring upon families by their tragi-comic passions; for which I think it is a pity they are not punishable by law.
When physical passion is involved, there is a definite name for such behaviour--flirting--and if carried far enough it is punishable by law.
Hitting in the face was a felony punishable with flogging, other hitting only a misdemeanour--a distinction not altogether clear in principle.
Or, secondly, such as are transported from Newgate and other prisons, after having been found guilty of felony and other crimes punishable with death.
Blue Laws,' in virtue whereof, among other enlightened provisions, any citizen who could be proved to have kissed his wife on Sunday, was punishable, I believe, with the stocks.
The suspicious circumstances, however, resolving themselves, on investigation, into the one fact, that they had been discovered sleeping under a haystack; which, although a great crime, is only punishable by imprisonment, and is, in the merciful eye of the English law, and its comprehensive love of all the King's subjects, held to be no satisfactory proof, in the absence of all other evidence, that the sleeper, or sleepers, have committed burglary accompanied with violence, and have therefore rendered themselves liable to the punishment of death; Messrs.
BEIRUT: Caretaker Information Minister Walid Daouk Wednesday called for media ethics violations to be made punishable by law and subject to legal prosecution.
Mahapatra has been booked under charges of outraging the modesty of a woman -- punishable with one year imprisonment, defamation which carries a maximum term of two years and hacking, punishable with a three-year prison term and fine up to Rs2 lakh (Dh14,319).
Seven counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, all first-degree felonies which are each punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
THE ABUSE of Blue Badge parking facilities should be a road traffic offence punishable by a fine and points on the offender's licence.
The new legislation will make the creation or distribution of a computer virus, without a reasonable cause, a crime punishable by three years in prison or a fine of 500,000 Japanese Yen ($6,242).
The Eugene Democrat's bill would have made the act of cigarette-butt littering a Class D violation for unlawful disposal of a tobacco product, punishable by a $90 fine.
Theft from an individual that does not exceed $500 now is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor.