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See also: discrétion
- The quality of being discreet or circumspect.
- Bob showed great discretion despite his knowledge of the affair.
- The ability to make wise choices or decisions.
- 1838, Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, A Popular Law-Dictionary:
- With regard to a woman, at nine years of age, she was, if married, considered entitled to her dower; at twelve, she may consent to marriage; at fourteen, she is at years of discretion, and may choose a guardian; […]
- The freedom to make one's own judgements.
- I leave that to your discretion.
Category English terms derived from the PIE root *krey- not found
the quality of being discreet or circumspect
the ability to make wise choices or decisions
the freedom to make one's own judgements
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