Discretion

Definition of Discretion

Dis`cre´tion
n.1.Disjunction; separation.
2.The quality of being discreet; wise conduct and management; cautious discernment, especially as to matters of propriety and self-control; prudence; circumspection; wariness.
The better part of valor is discretion.
- Shak.
The greatest parts without discretion may be fatal to their owner.
- Hume.
3.Discrimination.
Well spoken, with good accent and good discretion.
- Shak.
4.Freedom to act according to one's own judgment; unrestrained exercise of choice or will.
At discretion
without conditions or stipulations.

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