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Synonyms for discretion

Synonyms for discretion

the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

unrestricted freedom to choose


Synonyms for discretion

freedom to act or judge on one's own

Related Words

knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

refined taste

the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies

the trait of judging wisely and objectively

References in classic literature ?
Does the British Constitution restrain the parliamentary discretion to one year?
Had the argument from the British example been truly stated, it would have stood thus: The term for which supplies may be appropriated to the army establishment, though unlimited by the British Constitution, has nevertheless, in practice, been limited by parliamentary discretion to a single year.
Thus completely deranged as parties, we took to discussing philosophical matters in general; an occupation well adapted to a situation that required so great an exercise of discretion.
But surely discretion has its limits,' he added, 'after such a discovery as we have made?
I had escaped from another death-pit, dragged myself through another morass, and perilously acquired the discretion that would enable me to drink wisely for many another year to come.
explaining the discord between the courts' and agencies' interpretations of discretions negative space).
One bold discretion gaming strategy agencies employ is to pull out the nondiscretion claim only when needed to stave off the ESA and NEPA and put it back in the box for all other purposes.
However, the use of national discretions can also impair comparability across jurisdictions and increase variability in risk-weighted assets.
Global Banking News-April 22, 2015--Basel watchdog makes changes to capital discretion for supervisors
The discretions include more time or laxer treatment of past-due loans and retail exposures.
The Basel Committee of banking supervisors from nearly 30 countries published six examples of capital requirements on Tuesday where national regulators will no longer have discretion over whether to apply them or not.
Some of the existing discretions were transitional and will expire in any event.
The Commission asked CEBS to look again at eight specific discretions at national level, particularly those relating to real estate.
Trial judges are very concerned about limitations on their discretions, they're very concerned about granting prosecutors too much discretion.
It will provide judges with the capacity to exercise discretion to avoid some of the abuses that we have seen,'' he said.