conscience (n.)
real knowledge, internal conviction, true understanding
3H6 I.i.150[Exeter to York, of the King] My conscience tells me he is lawful king
Oth IV.iii.58[Desdemona to Emilia] Dost thou in conscience think ... / That there be women do abuse their husbands / In such gross kind?
Tim II.ii.180[Timon to Flavius] Canst thou the conscience lack / To think I shall lack friends?
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