Legal Dictionary

discretion

Definition of discretion

Pronunciation

Noun

discretion (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being discreet or circumspect

    Bob showed great discretion despite his knowledge of the affair.

  2. The ability to make wise choices or decisions
  3. The freedom to make one's own judgements

    I leave that to your discretion.

Antonyms

  • indiscretion

Derived terms

  • discretionary
  • discretion is the better part of valour

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: cdeiinorst
  • directions

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



SHARE THIS PAGE

TOP LEGAL TERMS THIS WEEK
1.     lex fori
2.     landed property
3.     salacious
4.     lex situs
5.     lex causae
6.     violent crime
7.     conscionable
8.     family court
9.     leasing
10.     public liability