What does the word discretion mean?

Usage examples for discretion

  1. Still, on a point on which the evidence hitherto is extremely scant it is the part of discretion to hold no settled opinion. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  2. I do not offer this story for the imitation of youth, but for the solace of the people like myself who have long reached the years of discretion without becoming discreet, and who like to feel that their weaknesses have been shared by the eminent and the wise. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner