Con`sci*en"tious(?), a. [Cf. F. consciencieux, LL. conscientiosus.] 1. Influenced by conscience; governed by a strict regard to the dictates of conscience, or by the known or supposed rules of right and wrong; -- said of a person.
The advice of wise and conscientious men.Prescott.
2. Characterized by a regard to conscience; conformed to the dictates of conscience; -- said of actions.
A holy and conscientious course.Abp. Tillotson.
Syn. -- Scrupulous; exact; faithful; just; upright.
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