Definition of conscionable in English:

conscionable

adjective

  • 1Acting, or wishing to act, according to one's conscience; habitually governed by a sense of what is right; scrupulous;.

  • 2Of or relating to conscience or equity. Now rare.

  • 3Legally valid; equitable, just. Now also in weaker sense: justifiable, reasonable.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Hugh Latimer (c1485–1555), bishop of Worcester, preacher, and protestant martyr. From conscion-, inferred singular of conscions, variant of conscience + -able, perhaps after e.g. passionable or rationable.

Pronunciation

conscionable

/ˈkɒnʃənəbl//ˈkɒnʃ(ə)nəbl/