discretion discretion  /dɪs ˈkrɛ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) freedom to act or judge on one's own
  2. (n) knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
  3. (n) refined taste; tact
  4. (n) the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
  5. (n) the trait of judging wisely and objectively

Usage(s):

  1. We rely on prosecutors to exercise discretion.
  2. One was known for his discretion, the other for his lack thereof.
  3. Allowing brilliant financial regulators broad discretion doesn't work.

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