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 Con’rad (Lord).Conscience Clause (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Conscience.
 
Have you the conscience to [demand such a price]. Can your conscience allow you to [demand such a price]. Conscience is the secret monitor within man which accuses or excuses him, as he does what he thinks to be wrong or right.   1
   In all conscience. As, “And enough too, in all conscience.” Meaning that the demand made is as much as conscience would tolerate without accusing the person of actual dishonesty; to the verge of that fine line which separates honesty from dishonesty.   2
   My conscience! An oath. I swear by my conscience.   3
   Court of Conscience. Established for the recovery of small debts in London and other trading places. These courts have been superseded by county courts.   4
       
“Why should not Conscience have vacation,
As well as other courts o’ the nation?”
       
Butler: Hudibras, ii. 2.
   Nonconformist Conscience. (See NONCONFORMIST.)   5
 


 Con’rad (Lord).Conscience Clause (A). 

 
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