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noun. ['dɪˈskrɛʃən'] freedom to act or judge on one's own.
Rhymes with Discretion
How do you pronounce discretion?
Pronounce discretion as dɪˈskrɛʃən.
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Sentences with discretion
1. Noun, singular or mass
Whether or not to allow you entry into the country is at the discretion of the border agent.
Quotes about discretion
1. I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.
- Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson
noun. ['dɪˈskrɛʃən'] knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress.
noun. ['dɪˈskrɛʃən'] the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies.
- free will
- judgment in personam
noun. ['dɪˈskrɛʃən'] refined taste; tact.
noun. ['dɪˈskrɛʃən'] the trait of judging wisely and objectively.
- judgment in rem