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Dictionary definition for: Discretion

1. (n) freedom to act or judge on one''s own

2. (n) knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion"

3. (n) refined taste; tact

4. (n) the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies

5. (n) the trait of judging wisely and objectively; "a man of discernment"

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