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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Punishable \Pun"ish*a*ble\, a. [Cf. F. punissable.] Deserving of, or liable to, punishment; capable of being punished by law or right; -- said of person or offenses. [1913 Webster] That time was, when to be a Protestant, to be a Christian, was by law as punishable as to be a traitor. -- Milton. [1913 Webster] -- Pun"ish*a*ble*ness, n. [1913 Webster]