Share this entry

Share this page

in (all) conscience

Definition of in all conscience in English:

Given the fact that this is probably wrong; in fairness: how can we in all conscience justify the charging of fees for such a service?
More example sentences
  • How could the council, in all conscience, have made an application to cull knowing that the only method previously tried to control the geese was asking people in the park not to feed them?
  • And where, in all conscience, should they move on to?
  • Britain's fishing ministers should, in all conscience, have accepted the total closure of the North Sea for the protection of threatened fish stocks.
See parent entry: conscience

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day boscage
Pronunciation: ˈbɒskɪdʒ
noun
a mass of trees or shrubs