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1. Acceptable or permissible according to conscience: the debate over whether capital punishment is conscionable.
2. Conscientious; principled.

[Obsolete conscions (variant of conscience) + -able.]


obsolete acceptable to one's conscience
[C16: from conscions, obsolete form of conscience]
ˈconscionably adv


(ˈkɒn ʃə nə bəl)

being in conformity with one's conscience; just.
[1540–50; conscion- (back formation from conscions, variant of conscience, the final -s taken for pl. sign) + -able]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.conscionable - acceptable to your conscience
just - used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
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The Black Lion, who, like old John, had been waiting supper past all reasonable and conscionable hours, hailed this as a philosophical discovery of the profoundest and most penetrating kind; and the table being already spread, they sat down to supper straightway.
The message must be sent in clear and unambiguous terms to the Fulani herdsmen, the APC, and Buhari's administration that conscionable Nigerians will fight back with all the weapons at their disposal.
It was created to embody and to espouse Nai Talim, or new education, Mahatma Gandhi's movement to create a new India of conscionable and free people.
The resultant standard or duty of conscionable use would likely not be too strict, though.
A microfinance NGO is allowed to grant loans for as low as P2,000 to a maximum of P150,000 subject to reasonable and conscionable interest rates and charges as may be agreed upon by the microfinance NGO and its debtor-client.
Rather than an endless line of politicians, clones, royalty and emotionless members of a religious order, audiences once again have characters with whom to identify -- a spunky Rey (Daisy Ridley), a conscionable Finn (John Boyega), a resourceful Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and a conflicted Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
Thirdly, it would not be conscionable for a country like New Zealand to spend two years on the council without giving serious thought as to how we might best contribute to the cause of peace in the Middle East.
That is, activists must come up with a deal that allows landowners to do the socially conscionable thing.
Assuming we are willing to make all of our purchases meaningful and socially conscionable, we can begin to address the issues of accumulation.
The requirements of conscionable behaviour which inform the doctrine of equitable estoppel are philosophically closely analogous to the concept of "moral duty" which has traditionally informed the exercise of jurisdiction under the Family Provision Act and its predecessors and, some of the observations in Singer v Berghouse (No 2) notwithstanding, continues to do so [Vigolo v Bostin; Palmer v Dolman [2005]
Regarding conscionable aspect it should be considered that responsibility can be a source of pressure on person that can at last lead to job exhaustion.