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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.]
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obsolete acceptable to one's conscience
[C16: from conscions, obsolete form of conscience]
ˈconscionably adv
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(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]
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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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Welcome to the new world that we live in where conscionable human beings are increasingly confined to becoming non-entities while criminal acts of the powerful - the Goliaths in our midst - are either overlooked or excused.
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