Definition of conscience money in English:

conscience money

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[mass noun]
  • Money paid because of feelings of guilt, especially about a payment that one has evaded: the country regards aid as conscience money from the West
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    • By the time they returned, all three were legless and the rickshaw driver had been given enough conscience money to buy a small house in Puri, the seaside town we had escaped to.
    • If it was conscience money, then it was fortunate for the couple that the cost of assuaging their guilt was measured in the national currency of a poor country.
    • Anything else will be little more than conscience money.

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