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English definition of “discretion”

discretion

noun [U]     /dɪˈskreʃən/
CARE care not to cause embarrassment or attract too much attention , especially by keeping something secret : You can rely on my discretion. → Opposite indiscretion (indiscreet)Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
RIGHT the right to decide something: Students can be expelled at the discretion of the head teacher (= if the head teacher decides it).Duty, obligation and responsibilityDecisions and deciding
(Definition of discretion noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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