conscience money
noun Date: 1839 money paid usually anonymously to relieve the conscience by restoring what has been wrongfully acquired

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Conscience money — Conscience Con science, n. [F. conscience, fr. L. conscientia, fr. consciens, p. pr. of conscire to know, to be conscious; con + scire to know. See {Science}.] 1. Knowledge of one s own thoughts or actions; consciousness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conscience money — n. money one pays to relieve one s conscience, as in compensation for some former dishonesty …   English World dictionary

  • Conscience-money — (engl., spr. kónnschens mönnĭ), »Gewissensgeld«, ohne Namensangabe eingesandte Geldsummen, um die man, insbes. hinsichtlich der Steuerzahlung, die Staatskasse betrogen hatte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • conscience money — index reparation (indemnification) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • conscience money — money paid, often anonymously, to relieve one s conscience, as for an obligation previously evaded or a wrong done. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • conscience money — money given to ease the giver s sense of guilt or wrongdoing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conscience money — Money paid in settlement of an obligation which the person paying has previously evaded or concealed …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • conscience money — con′science mon ey n. money paid, often anonymously, to relieve one s conscience, as for an obligation previously evaded • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • conscience money — /ˈkɒnʃəns mʌni/ (say konshuhns munee) noun money paid to relieve the conscience, as for obligations previously evaded …   Australian English dictionary

  • conscience money — noun money paid because of feelings of guilt …   English new terms dictionary

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