being in conformity with one's conscience; just.
Origin of conscionable
1540–50; conscion-Related formscon·scion·a·ble·ness, nouncon·scion·a·bly, adverb
(back formation from conscions,
variant of conscience
, the final -s
taken for plural sign) + -able
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Related Words for conscionableprecise
Examples from the Web for conscionable
Historical Examples of conscionable
Be conscionable and faithful in performing all the labour and duty of a servant.
Conscionable practising what you know, is an excellent help to understanding, John xii.
Come, come, thou must be conscionable; great and secret service may deserve both this and a better thing.
And hereby it hath dolefully hindered the gospel, while the persecutors have silenced many worthy, conscionable preachers of it.
British Dictionary definitions for conscionable
Derived Formsconscionableness, nounconscionably, adverb
obsolete acceptable to one's conscience
Word Origin for conscionable
C16: from conscions, obsolete form of conscience
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Word Origin and History for conscionable
1540s, from conscioned "having a conscience" (from conscience) + -able; obsolete from early 18c. but fossilized in its negative, unconscionable.
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