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English definition of “discretion”


noun [U] (RIGHT TO CHOOSE)    /dɪˈskreʃ.ən/ formal
the right or ability to decide something: Students can be expelled at the discretion of the headteacher (= if the headteacher decides it). I leave the decision to your discretion (= for you to decide).Decisions and deciding
(Definition of discretion noun (RIGHT TO CHOOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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