a clause or article in an act or law that exempts persons whose conscientious or religious scruples forbid their compliance.
Words nearby conscience clause
Origin of conscience clause
First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for conscience clause
a clause in a law or contract exempting persons with moral scruples
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