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a sense of propriety or rightness

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Synonyms for conscience

motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions

conformity to one's own sense of right conduct

a feeling of shame when you do something immoral

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While Europe collectively faced itself in conscience, Americans individually invoked conscience to confront authorities.
false autonomy of human reason"--over and above the teachings of the Church, and he reiterates the notion that Christians are bound in conscience to obey the teaching and directives of the Church with regard to faith and morals.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church puts it this way, "Man has the right in conscience and freedom so as personally to make moral decisions.
If there was a conflict, the demands of conscience necessarily "trumped" obedience to this-worldly magistracy and "for every order by a magistrate there was a possible objection in conscience.
198) Sometimes the context implies that it is the conscience of a party that is in issue--as, for example, when we are told that someone has undertaken an obligation and "equity [will hold] him in conscience to that obligation," (199) or when the conduct of a party is seen as refuting a claim that the retention of funds is "against equity and good conscience".