Definition of punishable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpʌnɪʃəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌnɪʃəbl//
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punishable (by/with something) (of a crime) that can be punished, especially by law a crime punishable by/with imprisonment Giving false information to the police is a punishable offence.Extra examples punishable by death punishable with a maximum of seven years’ imprisonment This is a crime punishable by/​with imprisonment.
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