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Noun: discretion  di'skre-shun
  1. Freedom to act or judge on one's own
  2. Knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    "the servants showed great tact and discretion";
    - discreetness, circumspection, prudence
  3. Refined taste; tact
    - delicacy
  4. The power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
    - free will
  5. The trait of judging wisely and objectively
    "a man of discretion";
    - discernment

Derived forms: discretions

Type of: appreciation, discernment, judgement, judgment, liberty, perceptiveness, power, powerfulness, sagaciousness, sagacity, taste, wisdom, wiseness

Encyclopedia: Discretion