Meaning of “punishable” in the English Dictionary

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"punishable" in British English

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uk /ˈpʌn.ɪ.ʃə.bəl/ us /ˈpʌn.ɪ.ʃə.bəl/

A punishable crime is one that someone can be punished for:

a punishable offence
Drug dealing is punishable by death in some countries.

(Definition of “punishable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)