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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.
There is nothing absurd or impracticable in the idea of a league or alliance between independent nations for certain defined purposes precisely stated in a treaty regulating all the details of time, place, circumstance, and quantity; leaving nothing to future discretion; and depending for its execution on the good faith of the parties.
The same process must be repeated in every member of which the body is constituted; and the execution of the plans, framed by the councils of the whole, will always fluctuate on the discretion of the ill-informed and prejudiced opinion of every part.
Come, my son, let us go look for some place where I may hide, while thou dost return, as thou sayest, to seek, and speak with my lady, from whose discretion and courtesy I look for favours more than miraculous."
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.
This month's article attempts to answer the next logical question: how do I know if my firm has investment discretion?
Although in the occupational health psychology (OHP) literature skill discretion is considered a crucial dimension, its role in stress and motivational processes in the workplace is not entirely understood.
The Discretion gets the same handfitting found in the company's top-of-the-line Valor series, and the frame is handfitted to the slide.
This Article looks to immigration law--in which lower-level federal officers exercise discretion delegated down throughout federal agencies--to identify how bottom-up agency influences can inform categorical, across-the-board executive branch policy.
The court ruled that while government employees such as the inspector may be protected from suits by the discretion they are given while performing their jobs, they are not protected from failing to perform their duties at all.
McCarthy raises numerous "issues" on appeal: (1) the trial court "erred in proceeding, when McCarthy's witnesses were properly served and did not show up for trial"; (2) the trial court abused its discretion "by allowing multiple continuances, thus denying McCarthy's right to a speedy trial"; (3) the trial court abused its discretion "by allowing testimony from the impeached arresting officer, Kurt Kezeske to influence the jury"; (4) the trial court abused its discretion "by allowing multiple discovery violations"; (5) the trial court "abused its discretion by not allowing the t.v.6now video of Kurt Kezeske into the record"; and (6) the trial court erred "by allowing a conflict of interest to occur whereas the judge's clerk had a direct interest in the outcome of [the] trial." We affirm.
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