con science monies

conscience money

noun
money paid, often anonymously, to relieve one's conscience, as for an obligation previously evaded or a wrong done.

Origin:
1840–50

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conscience money
 
n
money paid voluntarily to compensate for dishonesty, esp money paid voluntarily for taxes formerly evaded

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