conscionable

[ kon-shuh-nuh-buh l ]
/ ˈkɒn ʃə nə bəl /

adjective

being in conformity with one's conscience; just.

Origin of conscionable

1540–50; conscion- (back formation from conscions, variant of conscience, the final -s taken for plural sign) + -able

Related forms

con·scion·a·ble·ness, nouncon·scion·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for conscionable

  • Come, come, thou must be conscionable; great and secret service may deserve both this and a better thing.

    Kenilworth|Sir Walter Scott
  • Be conscionable and faithful in performing all the labour and duty of a servant.

  • And hereby it hath dolefully hindered the gospel, while the persecutors have silenced many worthy, conscionable preachers of it.

    A Christian Directory|Baxter Richard
  • Conscionable practising what you know, is an excellent help to understanding, John xii.

British Dictionary definitions for conscionable

conscionable

/ (ˈkɒnʃənəbəl) /

adjective

obsolete acceptable to one's conscience

Derived Forms

conscionableness, nounconscionably, adverb

Word Origin for conscionable

C16: from conscions, obsolete form of conscience
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