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CONSCIENCE OF TLIE COURT Definition & Legal Meaning

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When an issue is sent out of chancery to be tried at law, to “inform the conscience of the court,” the meaning is that the court is to be supplied with exact and dependable information as to the unsettled or disputed questions of fact in the case, in order that it may proceed to decide it in accordance with the principles of equity and good conscience in the light of the facts thus determined. See Watt v. Starke, 101 U. S. 252, 25 L. Ed. 820


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