Unconscionable

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Unconscionable

In law, describing anything that violates or ought to violate one's conscience. An unconscionable act is unenforceable by a court. For example, a court may rule a contract invalid because its provisions so obviously favor one party that it becomes unconscionable.
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See Joyce, "The Black Canon: Reconstructing Black American Literary Criticism," New Literary History, 18 (Winter 1987), 335-344 and "|Who the Cap Fit': Unconsciousness and Unconscionableness in the Criticism of Houston A.