Part of speech: noun

Cautious and correct judgment; prudence; sagacity.

Part of speech: noun

Freedom of judgment and action.

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Usage examples "discretion":

  1. The rest is in the journalist's own discretion. - "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.
  2. 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", Thorstein Veblen.
  3. 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", A. G. Gardiner.