conscientious scruple

conscientious scruple
A conscientious scruple against taking an oath, serving as a juror in a capital case, doing military duty, or the like, is an objection or repugnance growing out of the fact that the person believes the thing demanded of him to be morally wrong, his conscience being the sole guide to his decision; it is thus distinguished from an "objection on principle," which is dictated by the reason and judgment, rather than the moral sense, and may relate only to the propriety or expediency of the thing in question

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • scru´pu|lous|ness — scru|pu|lous «SKROO pyuh luhs», adjective. 1. very careful to do what is right: »a scrupulous man, scrupulous honesty. SYNONYM(S): conscientious. 2. attending thoroughly to details; very careful: »A soldier must pay scrupulous attention to orders …   Useful english dictionary

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