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punishable

adjective
 
 
/ˈpʌnɪʃəbl/
A crime that is punishable is one that you can be punished for: Drug dealing is punishable by death in some countries.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
Translations of “punishable”
in Chinese (Traditional) 可依法懲處的,應給予懲罰的…
in Russian наказуемый…
in Turkish cezalandırılabilir, cezayı hak eden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可依法惩处的,应给予惩罚的…
in Polish karalny, karany…
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