Conscience-of-the-court Definition

A trial court’s equitable power to resolve a dispute by applying the community’s (but not the judge’s personal) notions of decency, fairness, and justice.
Webster's New World Law
Phrase used when a trial judge determines that a jury or the parties to an action acted beyond certain limits of decency and fairness. Such a determination will be grounds for invalidating an award or verdict of the jury or a contract or other act of the parties.
Webster's New World Law

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