conscience money

noun

Definition of conscience money

: money paid usually anonymously to relieve the conscience by restoring what has been wrongfully acquired

First Known Use of conscience money

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Conscience money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conscience%20money. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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