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English definition of “discretion”

discretion

noun [U]  /dɪˈskreʃ·ən/ us  
choice, or the right to make a choice, based on judgment: Troopers have discretion in deciding whom to stop for speeding. Whether or not to hold the meeting is at the discretion of the president (= a decision to be made by the president).
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