discretion : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n freedom to act or judge on one's own
- n knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
the servants showed great tact and discretion
- n refined taste; tact
- n the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
- n the trait of judging wisely and objectively
- For seven successive years (1947-53) Congress tacked on to the State Department Appropriation Act a rider giving the Secretary of State "absolute discretion" to fire any State.
- The less serious a crime, the more officer discretion you use," he says, adding "discretion is judgment that we hope is based on wisdom, experience and training.
- We rely on prosecutors to exercise discretion.
News & Articles
- Soldier's wife gets reprieve from looming deportation order
A Stockton woman who was about to be deported to the Philippines despite being married to a U.S. Army soldier and the mother of a 9-month-old baby was given a reprieve Wednesday by federal immigration officials. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced this afternoon that they were exercising prosecutorial discretion in the case of Karla Gaerlan, 28, canceling a formerly ...
June 13, 2013 - KTVU
- Discretion Advised: Consumer Discretionary Soars
Is it time for Consumer Discretionary investors to exercise some discretion?
June 11, 2013 - CNBC
- State argues Goodman defense ‘fanciful’; polo mogul should remain on house arrest, $4M bond
Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath properly used his judicial discretion by keeping Wellington polo mogul John Goodman on a $4 million bond and house arrest after throwing out his DUI manslaughter conviction, state prosecutors say.
June 11, 2013 - The Palm Beach Post