Discretion

  • 1 discrétion — [ diskresjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1160; lat. discretio « discernement » → 1. discret I ♦ Vx Discernement; pouvoir de décider. S en remettre à la discrétion de qqn, s en rapporter à sa sagesse, à sa compétence. ♢ Mod. Être à la discrétion de qqn, en dépendre …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 discretion — dis·cre·tion /dis kre shən/ n: power of free decision or latitude of choice within certain bounds imposed by law reached the age of discretion struck down death penalty provisions administered through unbridled jury discretion L. H. Tribe: as a:… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Discretion — Discretion, Tacuinum Sanitatis casanatensis (XIV secolo) Discretion is a noun in the English language with several meanings revolving around the judgment of the person exercising the characteristic …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 discrétion — DISCRÉTION. s. f. Judicieuse retenue, circonspection dans les actions et dans les paroles. Agir, parler avec discrétion. Il a beaucoup de discrétion. Il n a point de dircrétion. Son zèle est sans prudence et sans discrétion. [b]f♛/b] On dit, que… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 discretion — Discretion. s. f. Judicieuse retenuë, circonspection dans les actions & dans les paroles. Agir, parler avec discretion. il a beaucoup de discretion. il n a point de discretion. On dit, d Un homme qui est dans l âge où l on commence ordinairement… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 Discretion — Dis*cre tion, n. [F. discr[ e]tion, L. discretio separation, difference, discernment, fr. discernere, discretum. See {Discreet}, {Discern}.] 1. Disjunction; separation. [Obs.] Mede. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality of being discreet; wise conduct… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 discretion — c.1300, dyscrecyun, moral discernment, from O.Fr. discrecion or directly from L.L. discretionem (nom. discretio) discernment, power to make distinctions, in classical Latin separation, distinction, from pp. stem of discernere to separate,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 discretion — ou separation, Discrimen. User de discretion, Prudentiam ad omnes res adhibere. Joinct ce que la noble et sage discretion de la Cour sçaura mieux supplier et adviser, Implorare in auxilium suae causae etiam fidem Iudicum, intimosque sensus et… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 9 discretion — ► NOUN 1) the quality of being discreet. 2) the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation. ● discretion is the better part of valour Cf. ↑discretion is the better part of valour DERIVATIVES discretionary adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 discretion — [di skresh′ən] n. [ME discrecioun < OFr discrecion < L discretio, separation (in LL, discernment) < discretus: see DISCREET] 1. the freedom or authority to make decisions and choices; power to judge or act 2. the quality of being… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Discretĭon — (v. lat.), 1) eigentlich Scheidung, Unterscheidung; daher Discretionsjahre, Jahre der Verstandesreife od. der Mündigkeit; 2) Berücksichtigung; daher Discretionsgeld, so v.w. Centnergeld 1); Discretionstage, so v.w. Respecttage; 3) Anstand u.… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Discretion — Discretion, die schöne Seelengabe, in streitigen Fällen sogleich das Billige, Nachgiebige, Freundschaftliche herauszufinden und in Anwendung zu bringen. B – l …

    Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • 13 discretion — *prudence, forethought, foresight, providence Analogous words: caution, circumspection, wariness (see under CAUTIOUS): judgment, *sense, wisdom, gumption Antonyms: indiscretion Contrasted words: foolishness, fatuousness, asininity, simplicity… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 discretion — [n] caution, judgment acumen, attention, calculation, canniness, care, carefulness, chariness, circumspection, concern, considerateness, consideration, deliberation, diplomacy, discernment, discrimination, foresight, forethought, good sense,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 discrétion — (di skré sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Qualité par laquelle on discerne, on juge. L âge de discrétion, l âge de raison. •   Un innocent qui n a pas encore l âge de discrétion, VOLT. Phil. III, 118. 2°   Par extension, réserve,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 discretion — noun 1 freedom to make decisions ADJECTIVE ▪ broad, considerable, full, wide ▪ greater, more ▪ absolute, complete …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 discretion — Freedom given to the floor broker by an investor to use his judgment regarding the execution of an order. Discretion can be limited, as in the case of a limit order that gives the floor broker some distance from the stated limit price to use his… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 18 discretion — n. 1) to exercise, show, use discretion in 2) complete, full, wide discretion 3) discretion to + inf. (she has full discretion to make decisions) 4) at one s discretion (to act at one s own discretion) 5) with discretion (to proceed with… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 DISCRÉTION — n. f. Réserve, retenue, dans les actions et dans les paroles. Agir, parler avec discrétion. Il a beaucoup de discrétion. Il n’a point de discrétion. Un zèle sans discrétion. User d’une permission avec discrétion. Il se dit particulièrement de la… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 20 DISCRÉTION — s. f. Réserve, retenue, circonspection dans les actions et dans les paroles. Agir, parler avec discrétion. Il a beaucoup de discrétion. Il n a point de discrétion. Son zèle est sans prudence, sans discrétion.   Se remettre à la discrétion de… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)