syneidesis

noun syn·ei·de·sis \ˌsiˌnīˈdēsə̇s\

Definition of syneidesis

plural

syneideses

\-ēˌsēz\
  1. :  the capacity to apply general principles of moral judgment to particular cases —distinguished from synderesis

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Origin and Etymology of syneidesis

Medieval Latin, from Greek syneidēsis, literally, consciousness, awareness, from syneidenai to have knowledge of something, be aware of something (from syn- + eidenai to know) + -sis — more at wit


First Known Use: 1603


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