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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scru·ple, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scrupled p. pr. & vb. n. Scrupling ] To be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience.
    We are often over-precise, scrupling to say or do those things which lawfully we may.   --Fuller.
    Men scruple at the lawfulness of a set form of divine worship.   --South.