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conscionable

[kon-shuh-nuh-buh l] /ˈkɒn ʃə nə bəl/
adjective
1.
being in conformity with one's conscience; just.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; conscion- (back formation from conscions, variant of conscience, the final -s taken for plural sign) + -able
Related forms
conscionableness, noun
conscionably, adverb
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  • The lower court specifically found that the underlying agreement was procedurally conscionable.
  • In our view, the awards approach the outermost boundary of what might be thought conscionable.
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conscionable

/ˈkɒnʃənəbəl/
adjective
1.
(obsolete) acceptable to one's conscience
Derived Forms
conscionableness, noun
conscionably, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from conscions, obsolete form of conscience
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Word Origin and History for 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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