Definition for SCONCE

SCONCE, n.2 [D. skiönner, to judge, to discern; skiönsom, judicious.]

  1. Sense; judgment; discretion or understanding. This sense has been in vulgar use in New England within my memory.
  2. The head; a low word. – Shak.
  3. A mulet or fine. [Qu. poll-tax.]

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