The definition of conscience is a personal awareness of right and wrong that you use to guide your actions to do right.(noun)
An example of conscience is the personal ethics that keep you from cheating on an exam.
See conscience in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L conscientia, consciousness, moral sense < prp. of conscire < com-, with + scire, to know (see science): replacing ME inwit, knowledge within
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin cōnscientia
Origin: , from cōnsciēns, cōnscient-
Origin: , present participle of cōnscīre, to be conscious of
Origin: : com-, intensive pref.; see com-
Origin: + scīre, to know; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
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