conscience money

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conscience money was in 1834

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“Conscience money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conscience%20money. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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