Definition of Conscience money
1. Noun. Payment made voluntarily to reduce guilt over dishonest dealings.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Conscience Money
Literary usage of Conscience money
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1874)
"... the remittances forwarded to the CHANCELLOR OP THE EXCHEQUER as conscience-money amounted to no less than £8588 Is. lid. This Ua good deal of money, ..."
2. Taxation in American States and Cities by Richard Theodore Ely, John Huston Finley (1888)
""conscience money" is a heading frequently seen in state and local financial reports, ... Our federal government receives conscience money frequently, ..."
3. One Act Plays by Alice Brown (1921)
"I'd been in difficulty, your conscience money came to me, and I'd absorbed it. ... A man sent conscience money to your firm? Wellfleet. This man. ..."
4. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1857)
"We occasionally sec an acknowledgment from the Chancellor of the Exchequer of a bank-note which has been transmitted to him as conscience-money. ..."