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Meaning of "conscience clause" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONSCIENCE CLAUSE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONSCIENCE CLAUSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Conscience clause is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONSCIENCE CLAUSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Conscience clause (medical)

Conscience clauses are legal clauses attached to laws in some parts of the United States which permit pharmacists, physicians, and other providers of health care not to provide certain medical services for reasons of religion or conscience. In many cases, the clauses also permit health care providers to refuse to refer patients to unopposed providers. Those who choose not to refer or provide services may not be disciplined or discriminated against. The provision is most frequently enacted in connection with issues relating to reproduction, such as abortion, sterilization, contraception, and stem cell based treatments, but may include any phase of patient care.

Definition of conscience clause in the English dictionary

The definition of conscience clause in the dictionary is a clause in a law or contract exempting persons with moral scruples.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONSCIENCE CLAUSE

conscience
conscience money
conscience-smitten
conscience-stricken
conscienceless
conscient
conscientious
conscientious objector
conscientiously
conscientiousness
conscientise
conscientize
conscionability
conscionable
conscionably
conscious
consciously
consciousness
consciousness raising
consciousness-raising

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONSCIENCE CLAUSE

applause
arbitration clause
because
clause
dependent clause
escalation clause
escape clause
exclusion clause
final clause
grandfather clause
independent clause
main clause
noun clause
opt-out clause
penalty clause
relative clause
restrictive relative clause
saving clause
sub-clause
subordinate clause
sunset clause

Synonyms and antonyms of conscience clause in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «conscience clause» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONSCIENCE CLAUSE

Find out the translation of conscience clause to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of conscience clause from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «conscience clause» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

良心条款
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cláusula de conciencia
570 millions of speakers

English

conscience clause
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विवेक खंड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بند الضمير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Предложение совесть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cláusula de consciência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিবেক ধারা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

clause de conscience
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Klausa hati nurani
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gewissensklausel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

良心条項
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

양심 절
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Klausa klausa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khoản lương tâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனசாட்சி விவாதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कर्तव्याची जाणीव खंड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Vicdan maddesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

clausola di coscienza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

klauzula sumienia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пропозиція совість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

clauza de conștiință
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρήτρα συνείδησης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gewete klousule
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

samvetsklausul
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

samvittighet klausul
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of conscience clause

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSCIENCE CLAUSE»

The term «conscience clause» is normally little used and occupies the 146.475 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSCIENCE CLAUSE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about conscience clause

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONSCIENCE CLAUSE»

Discover the use of conscience clause in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to conscience clause and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Conscience Clause of the Education Department. ...
freedom of conscience without a Conscience Clause. Step by step Mr. Wilks is driven to admit that—“ the Bible is the text book of religious instruction”—that “ the master giVes lessons on the Scriptures”—that “ those lessons are his own ...
John Gellibrand HUBBARD (Baron Addington.), 1865
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The Conscience Clause in 1866. Speeches ... by J. G. Hubbard ...
6d. in 1861, yet) mainly to the repelling power of the Conscience Clause, which in most cases is presented to the acceptance of Church school builders as a condition of their receiving the share of the public grant to which they are entitled.
John Gellibrand HUBBARD (Baron Addington.), George Trevor, 1866
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The Conscience Clause and the Extension of Education in the ...
He thinks the Conscience Clause damaging to religion (3725), but is forced immediately afterwards to admit that he thinks it very possible that in a large grammar school conducted for many years on that system, it has been attended with the ...
Arthur GARFIT, 1868
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Popular Education in England: the Conscience Clause, the ...
We talk of making the experiment of a 'conscience clause ' in England. \Ve are late in the day. It has been tried elsewhere, and it has proved a failure. It was tried in Silesia, in Prussia. Catholics and Protestants frequented the same schools.
Cardinal Herbert Alfred VAUGHAN (Archbishop of Westminster.), 1868
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Annals of British Legislation: Digest of blue books
of a Conscience Clause as necessary for the removal of the religions difficulty where Dissenters attend the schools. There was an universal feeling in Scotland in favour of a Conscience Clause as a condition of Government aid ; such clause,  ...
Leone Levi, 1868
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Without Conscience: A Critique of Pharmacist Refusal Clause ...
Proponents of refusal clauses have an advantage as their favored terminology— the “conscience clause”—has become universal for legal discussions. For example, Illinois has a “Healthcare Right of Conscience Act.” References to “ refusal ...
Jennette Silleck, 2008
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Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional ...
Notably, over the several decades of their existence, no state or federal conscience clause has been struck down as unconstitutional. Whereas extant conscience clauses protect physicians from patients and employers, and most especially ...
Lynch, 2008
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A Still Small Voice: Women, Ordination, and the Church
The year after the 1976 General Convention approved the ordination of women, the House of Bishops instituted a conscience clause which stated this legislation could be conscientiously objected to by anyone, including bishops" (Steed 1986,  ...
Frederick W. Schmidt, 1996
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Reports from Committees
H, G. m tne sense in which the Conscience Clause would Robinson, imply it 6033. If the Conscience Clause were to prohibit a June 1865. you from teaching any doctrine to which any parent might object, you would hold that that clause meant ...
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, 1865
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The Fortnightly Review
it must be admitted that there is some ground for the complaint, though not in the view contended for. It appears that the policy and form of the Conscience Clause has not only not been discussed in Parliament, but has been to some extent ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONSCIENCE CLAUSE»

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Va. Republicans vow to protect religious rights after gay marriage …
One option might be a “conscience clause” bill like those filed last year by Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William). One such proposal last ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
2
Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches
Still, the resolution actually includes what amounts to a “conscience clause” for bishops and priests who disapprove of same-sex marriage to ... «Thrasher Backer, Jul 15»
3
The drive for same-sex equality puts Northern Ireland on road to …
Step forward Paul Givan (left), DUP MLA for Lagan Valley and the architect of the dreaded "conscience clause". He was quoted as saying: ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
Flying Feminism: Drones Drop Abortion Pills On Catholic Poland
They often insist on additional certificates, referrals or letters of approval from supervisors, or use the conscience clause to refuse access. «Science 2.0, Jul 15»
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Paul Givan: 'Majority of responses are in favour of a conscience
Self-styled champion of the conscience clause campaign, the DUP MLA talks to Noel McAdam about his hopes for the legislation other parties ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jun 15»
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Conscience clause bill gets 'huge support' following Ashers verdict …
An "overwhelming majority" of respondents to a consultation process appear to be backing DUP plans for 'conscience clause' legislation ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jun 15»
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Homosexual Marriage and the Conscience Clause: a possible …
So the homosexual marriage referendum passed in the Republic. As Mick noted below this makes Northern Ireland the only place in the UK ... «Slugger O'Toole, May 15»
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Taoiseach rules out 'conscience clause' in same-sex marriage vote
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out any potential “conscience clause” being inserted in the referendum on marriage equality, despite claims ... «Irish Examiner, Apr 15»
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Conscience clause could be used as a licence to discriminate …
A conscience clause sounds so virtuous. So ethical. So upright. In fact, a group of people whose religious convictions have led them to lobby for ... «Irish Independent, Apr 15»
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Conscience clause could trigger costly boycotts, says MLA
The adoption of a "conscience clause" into Northern Ireland trading legislation could trigger a boycott similar to one affecting a US state that ... «Belfast Telegraph, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Conscience clause [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/conscience-clause>. Dec 2019 ».
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