conscionable

[kon-shuh-nuh-buh l]

Origin of conscionable

1540–50; conscion- (back formation from conscions, variant of conscience, the final -s taken for plural sign) + -able
Related formscon·scion·a·ble·ness, nouncon·scion·a·bly, adverb
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conscionable

adjective
  1. obsolete acceptable to one's conscience
Derived Formsconscionableness, nounconscionably, adverb

Word Origin for conscionable

C16: from conscions, obsolete form of conscience
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Word Origin and History for conscionably

conscionable

adj.

1540s, from conscioned "having a conscience" (from conscience) + -able; obsolete from early 18c. but fossilized in its negative, unconscionable.

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