in conscience

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in conscience

Also, in all good conscience. In all truth or fairness, as in I can't in conscience say that the meeting went well, or In all good conscience we can't support their stand on disarmament. [Late 1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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