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Definition of: discretion

(dis·kreshən) noun
1. Cautious and correct judgment; prudence; sagacity; the quality of being discreet.
2. Liberty of action; freedom in the exercise of judgment.
3. Law The act or the liberty of deciding according to justice and propriety, and one's idea of what is right and proper under the circumstances, without wilfulness or favor.
4. Obs. Distinction or separation; disjunction. See synonyms under ADDRESS, PRUDENCE, WISDOM.
—at discretion
At will; according to one's own judgment.
[<OF <L discretio, -onis <discretus discrete]

Most often used phrases:

editorial discretion
admin discretion
sole discretion
wide discretion
judicial discretion
broad discretion
discretion impose
admin s discretion
exercise discretion
bureaucrat discretion
administrator s discretion
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absolute discretion
editor s discretion

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"discretion" has the frequency of use of 0.0004% on city-data.com forum

"discretion" has the frequency of use of 0.0006% on en.wikipedia.org.

Phrases starting with the letter: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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