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 for punishable
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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  punishable
      adj 1: liable to or deserving punishment; "punishable offenses"
      2: subject to punishment by law; "a penal offense" [syn:
         penal, punishable]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "punishable":
     actionable, against the law, anarchic, anarchistic, anomic,
     black-market, bootleg, chargeable, contraband, contrary to law,
     criminal, felonious, flawed, illegal, illegitimate, illicit,
     impermissible, irregular, justiciable, lawless, nonconstitutional,
     nonlegal, nonlicit, outlaw, outlawed, triable, unallowed,
     unauthorized, unconstitutional, under-the-counter, under-the-table,
     unlawful, unofficial, unstatutory, unwarrantable, unwarranted,
     wrongful
  
  

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