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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Acceptable or permissible according to conscience: "Ignoring [disadvantaged minorities] is no more conscionable today than it was in the riot-scorched America of 20 years ago” ( Christian Science Monitor).
  • adj. Conscientious; principled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In accordance with conscience; defensible; proper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Governed by, or according to, conscience; reasonable; just.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Governed by conscience; conscientious.
  • Conformable to conscience; consonant with right or duty; proper; just.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. acceptable to your conscience

Etymologies

Obsolete conscions (variant of conscience) + -able.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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