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Discretion meaning

discretion - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. freedom to act or judge on one's own
  2. 2. Discrimination.
  3. 3. Disjunction; separation.
  4. 4. The quality of being discreet; wise conduct and management; cautious discernment, especially as to matters of propriety and self- control; prudence; circumspection; wariness.
  5. 5. Freedom to act according to one's own judgment; unrestrained exercise of choice or will.
  6. 6. Prudence; freedom to act at will.

discretion - examples of usage

  1. You may be young and little, but if you exercise discretion and judgment, you may assist those much bigger and older than yourself. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Your crossing the Santee must depend upon your own discretion. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. She has won mine with her discretion. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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