conscionable 1540s, from conscioned "having a conscience" (from CONSCIENCE (Cf. conscience)) + -ABLE (Cf. -able); obsolete from early 18c. but fossilized in its negative, UNCONSCIONABLE (Cf. unconscionable).

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  • Conscionable — Con scion*a*ble, a. [Irregularly formed fr. conscience.] Governed by, or according to, conscience; reasonable; just. [1913 Webster] Let my debtors have conscionable satisfaction. Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conscionable — con·scio·na·ble / kän chə nə bəl/ adj: guided by conscience: characterized by fairness and justice compare unconscionable con·scio·na·bil·i·ty /ˌkän chə nə bi lə tē/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • conscionable — [kän′shə nə bəl] adj. [< CONSCIENCE + ABLE] Obs. CONSCIENTIOUS (sense 1) conscionably adv …   English World dictionary

  • conscionable — adjective Etymology: irregular from conscience Date: 1549 conscientious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conscionable — conscionableness, n. conscionably, adv. /kon sheuh neuh beuhl/, adj. being in conformity with one s conscience; just. [1540 50; conscion (back formation from conscions, var. of CONSCIENCE, the final s taken for pl. sign) + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • conscionable — adjective In accordance with conscience; defensible; proper …   Wiktionary

  • conscionable — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. conscientious (see success) …   English dictionary for students

  • conscionable — con•scion•a•ble [[t]ˈkɒn ʃə nə bəl[/t]] adj. being in conformity with one s conscience; just • Etymology: 1540–50; conscion (back formation from conscions, var. of conscience, the final s taken for pl. sign) + able …   From formal English to slang

  • conscionable — /ˈkɒnʃənəbəl / (say konshuhnuhbuhl) adjective conformable to conscience; just. –conscionably, adverb …  

  • conscionable — According to honesty …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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