inwit

inwit

(ˈɪnˌwɪt)
n
the sense of right and wrong that governs a person's thoughts and actionsunderstanding or reason

inwit

- Usually means "an inner sense of right or wrong," but its more general meaning is "reason, intellect, understanding, or wisdom."
See also related terms for intellect.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The formal meeting of the Board of Directors, held today, finally gave mandate to CEO Marco Patuano to explore potential opportunities to enhance the subsidiary Inwit S.
The Ancient Mariner's story is just such a symbolic-diegetic complex; and he himself is a "Scriptural" order of personage, all "background," driven by an ineluctable past, by the agenbite of inwit.
It was here that poet Albert Goldbarth first felt the agenbite of inwit, the teeth of the green-eyed monster, for his pelvic sophomore, and had to be succored by the understanding group.
In the Kentish Ayenbite of Inwit (1340) Michael Northgate translated the word ire as "hatred.
The old agenbite of inwit stings and smarts, a hook in the gills even when line and rod are gone.
Literary types may recognize in this involuted little title an allusion to "agenbite of inwit," the anguished refrain eddying in the stream of Stephen Dedalus's consciousness in Joyce's Ulysses, archaic English for "remorse of conscience.
Many more examples appear later in Bevis of Hampton, Arthur and Merlin, Guy of Warwick (1), The Seven Sages (1), all from 1330, in Ayenbit of Inwit (1340) and the Midland Prose Psalter (1350).
That may be meant to suggest another problem entirely, Jake's agenbite of inwit, but it's less trivial than it seems, part of what Julius calls the aesthetics of ugliness.
The Zea Mexican Diary is full of his acknowledgment of error and his "agenbite of inwit," remorse of conscience (ZM, 21, 22, 78, 119, 155-65).
Prior to Kodak, Lloyd was president of a consulting firm, Inwit Inc.
The company had approved the transfer of 11,500 mobile phone towers to a company called Inwit and that in a few days it would begin to submit documents to market regulator Consob in preparation for the IPO, said CEO Marco Patuano at the presentation of Telecom Italia s 2015-2017 strategy plan.
On the face of it at least, commentary thus suggestive of a work of paramedieval inwit or conscience seems entirely apt, since Lowry's novel timed on an All Souls' Day fairly bristles with signs of an intelligence steeped in traditional Christian readings of Hell.