con·science adj: exempting persons whose religious beliefs forbid complianceconscience laws, which allow physicians...to refuse to participate in abortions — W. J. Curran
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
categorical imperative, code of duty, code of honor, compunction, conscientia, conscientiousness, ethical judgment, ethical philosophy, ethical self, ethics, high ideals, high standards, honesty, honor, ideals, inner voice, integrity, inward monitor, mind, moral consciousness, moral faculty, moral obligation, moral principles, moral sense, principle, probity professional ethics, rectitude, scruples, sense of duty, sense of moral right, sense of right and wrong, standards, superego, uprightness
associated concepts: conscientious objector
- Fides est obligatio conscientiae alicufus ad intentionem alterius. — A trust is an obligation of conscience of one to the will of another- Judex habere debet duos sales, salem sapientiae ne sit insipidus, et salem conscientiae, ne sit diabolus. — A judge ought to have two salts—the salt of wisdom, lest he be insipid, and the salt of conscience, lest he be devilish.- La conscience est la plus changeante des regies. — Conscience is the most changeable of rulesII index commitment (responsibility), probity, remorse
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A personal standard that guides a person’s view of what is right and wrong; moral sense.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.