Definition of 'discretion'

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Example sentences containing 'discretion'

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The applicant did not ask the deputy master to exercise his discretion to extend time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The recommendation makes no mention of giving judges any discretion to allow publication of the identity of a young offender. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Retail pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer and the final price the consumer pays for our products is set by individual retailers. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Wide discretion has to be exercised in selecting the tiny minority against whom proceedings are taken. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It leaves a great deal of discretion for staff to organise things as they see fit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The remuneration committee used its discretion and approved the awards. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Chip shops can refuse entry or service at their sole discretion. The Sun (2012)In some circumstances the ref has to be allowed discretion. The Sun (2011)This is especially true when income rises sufficiently for considerable discretion to be exercised in its disposal. Tom Cannon Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)Your overdraft was at the absolute discretion of the branch manager. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The fund will be administered by trustees with a wide discretion to select worthy beneficiaries. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Great wisdom and discretion are needed here. Christianity Today (2000)The chairman of the committee has absolute discretion to limit all bonuses. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But officers should be allowed discretion as to when to record stop and encounters. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The question was whether the exercise of discretion had been exceeded in the present circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Absolute discretion would be required of him. Rodney Bolt HISTORY PLAY: The Lives and After-life of Christopher Marlowe (2004)Judges should have a wide discretion to temper justice with mercy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The company finished fourth but the remuneration committee decided to exercise discretion and allow some of the award. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Councils have lost not only most of their financial freedom of manoeuvre but also discretion to decide their own priorities and policies. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We want glamour, he wants discretion. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As jury inquests are expensive, this may be a discretion infrequently used. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It will be decided at the discretion of the Editor. The Sun (2006)The committee used its discretion, investors were told. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Judges could be given the discretion to decide which offenders were allowed to vote, the ruling added. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I'd also have thought it would be better to have a completely different name tattooed upon your person if you really wanted to maintain discretion. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He added that the island's Government needed to exercise great discretion before removing the statues of a man who always dreamt of reclaiming the mainland. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I feel that, as it has reduced the included benefits at its sole discretion, my mother should receive her refund. Times, Sunday Times (2010)


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Translations for 'discretion'

British English: discretion /dɪˈskrɛʃən/ NOUN
Discretion is the quality of behaving in a quiet and controlled way without attracting attention or giving away private information.
He sometimes joined in the fun, but with more discretion.
  • American English: discretion
  • Arabic: تَعَقُّل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: discrição
  • Chinese: 谨慎
  • Croatian: diskrecija
  • Czech: diskrétnost
  • Danish: diskretion
  • Dutch: discretie
  • European Spanish: discreción
  • Finnish: tahdikkuus
  • French: discrétion
  • German: Diskretion
  • Greek: διακριτικότητα
  • Italian: discrezione
  • Japanese: 分別
  • Korean: 자유 재량
  • Norwegian: diskresjon
  • Polish: dyskrecja
  • European Portuguese: discrição
  • Romanian: discreție
  • Russian: благоразумие
  • Spanish: discreción
  • Swedish: diskretion
  • Thai: การใช้ดุลยพินิจ
  • Turkish: sağduyu
  • Ukrainian: розсуд
  • Vietnamese: sự thận trọng


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