discretion


discretion
discretion NOUN 1) the quality of being discreet. 2) the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation.
discretion is the better part of valour — Cf. ↑discretion is the better part of valour
DERIVATIVES discretionary adjective.
ORIGIN Latin, 'separation' (later 'discernment' ), from discernere (see DISCERN(Cf. ↑discernible)).

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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