conscience money


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conscience money

n.
Money paid in settlement of a previously evaded obligation in recognition of delinquency.

conscience money

n
money paid voluntarily to compensate for dishonesty, esp money paid voluntarily for taxes formerly evaded

con′science mon`ey


n.
money paid, often anonymously, to relieve one's conscience, as for an obligation previously evaded.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.conscience money - payment made voluntarily to reduce guilt over dishonest dealings
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
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