Definition of conscient in US English:

conscient

adjective

Philosophy
  • Having or showing consciousness or awareness; conscious.

noun

Philosophy
  • A conscious being.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Bacon (1561–1626), lord chancellor, politician, and philosopher. From classical Latin conscient-, consciēns, present participle of conscīre.

Pronunciation

conscient

/ˈkɒnʃnt/