from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The faculty of judging well concerning matters which fall under no known rule and concerning which one has had no experience; good sense in novel situations and unexpected emergencies.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
[* St. Thomas indicates the Greek derivation: _eugnomosyne_ quasi 'bona _gnome_.']
Obj. 4: Further, the peripatetic Andronicus [* De Affectibus] reckons nine parts annexed to justice viz. "liberality, kindliness, revenge, commonsense, [* _eugnomosyne_] piety, gratitude, holiness, just exchange" and "just lawgiving"; and of all these it is evident that