What does the word prudence mean?

Usage examples for prudence

  1. When he saw the gentleman issue from his door therefore, still more when Sir George with a kindly smile held out his hand, a condescension which the attorney could not remember that he had ever extended to him before, Mr. Fishwick's prudence took fright. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  2. But these are also the real ground, or foundation, of the attribute Prudence; since wherever these states of mind exist we may predicate prudence, even before we know whether any conduct has followed. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  3. That's Prudence, all over. – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston