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Conscience of the Court in United Kingdom

Meaning of Conscience of the Court

The following is an old definition of Conscience of the Court [1]: To “inform the conscience of the court ” is to furnish a court such data as will enable it to decide a matter discreetly and equitably. Thus, the verdict of a jury out of chancery is intended to inform the conscience of the chancellor.


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  1. Concept of Conscience of the Court provided by the Anderson Dictionary of Law (1889) (Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims and an Exposition of the Principles of Law: Comprising a Dictionary and Compendium of American and English Jurisprudence; William C. Anderson; T. H. Flood and Company, Law Publishers, Chicago, United States)

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  • Article Name: Conscience of the Court
  • Author: Anthony J. Bland
  • Description: Meaning of Conscience of the Court The following is an old definition of Conscience of the Court [1]: To inform the [...]

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