|1.||(often plural) a doubt or hesitation as to what is morally right in a certain situation|
|2.||archaic a very small amount|
|3.||a unit of weight equal to 20 grains (1.296 grams)|
|4.||an ancient Roman unit of weight equivalent to approximately one twenty-fourth of an ounce|
|5.||(obsolete when tr) to have doubts (about), esp for a moral reason|
|[C16: from Latin scrūpulus a small weight, from scrūpus rough stone]|
scruple scru·ple (skrōō'pəl)
An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action.
A unit of apothecary weight that is equal to about 1.3 grams, or 20 grains.
A minute part or amount.