Synteresis meaning

(theology, historical) An aspect of one's conscience by which one can judge wrong from right and decide on what makes good conduct (as distinguished from syneidesis).
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Origin of synteresis

  • From Medieval Latin syntērēsis (in Thomas Aquinas), from Ancient Greek συντήρησις (suntērēsis, “careful watching”), from συντηρεῖν (suntērein, “to keep guard”).

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