discretion

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See also: discrétion

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From Old French discretion, from Late Latin discrētiō.

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discretion ‎(usually uncountable, plural discretions)

  1. The quality of being discreet or circumspect.
    Bob showed great discretion despite his knowledge of the affair.
  2. The ability to make wise choices or decisions.
  3. The freedom to make one's own judgements.
    I leave that to your discretion.

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discretion f ‎(oblique plural discretions, nominative singular discretion, nominative plural discretions)

  1. discretion (ability to make one's own judgments)
    • 1303, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine):
      l’ung ou l’autre selon la discretion du medicin.
      one or the other according to the discretion of the doctor.