Court of Conscience

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a court established for the recovery of small debts, in London and other trading cities and districts.

See also: Conscience

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"Are not you," said Cleostratus, "ashamed to admonish a drunken man?"--To say the truth, in a court of justice drunkenness must not be an excuse, yet in a court of conscience it is greatly so; and therefore Aristotle, who commends the laws of Pittacus, by which drunken men received double punishment for their crimes, allows there is more of policy than justice in that law.
"Confound their petty politics!" was one of his thoughts for three mornings in the meditative process of shaving, when he had begun to feel that he must really hold a court of conscience on this matter.
In the court of conscience, there are no physical lawyers.
in Aquinas' Court of Conscience. American Journal of Jurisprudence,
Jagdeep said that there is an even 'higher court' than the court of law, which is the 'court of conscience'.
Remember, you are standing before this august Court of Conscience! Have you anything to say in your defence?
A gripping and haunting mystery, "Glass Houses" explores what Gandhi called the court of conscience and asks us, when the chips are down, is there a court that supersedes all?
"In the court of conscience, they have been forgiven", he said.
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.
By common consent their recently-released third album, Court Of Conscience, represents an all-round advance on Awakening and Echoes Of Betrayal and after a highly acclaimed (if somewhat confusing) display at The Cambridge Folk Festival they are spreading the word at a tour that takes in Leamington's Zephyr Lounge next Saturday.
''I believe we will receive a fair trial at the court of conscience where we will be proved innocent.''
Always remember that there is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts, he said while addressing the judges of the superior judiciary.