from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The supposed inate ability of the human mind to realise the basic principles of ethics and morals

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A technical term of the scholastic philosophy, signifying the innate principle in the moral consciousness of every man, which directs him to good and restrains him from evil.


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  • The conscience patrols and polices

    But nonetheless sin never ceases.

    If we're to evolve

    The change must involve

    Updating our old synderesis.

    June 27, 2016