freedom to act or judge on one's own
discretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudence(noun)
knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
"the servants showed great tact and discretion"
refined taste; tact
free will, discretion(noun)
the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
the trait of judging wisely and objectively
"a man of discernment"
apprehension, circumspection, delicacy, free will, perceptiveness, appreciation, taste, discreetness, sagaciousness, savvy, judgement, prudence, understanding, judgment, discernment, sagacity
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Address is that indefinable something which enables a man to gain his object without seeming exertion or contest, and generally with the favor and approval of those with whom he deals. It is a general power to direct to the matter in hand whatever qualities are most needed for it at the moment. It includes adroitness and discretion to know what to do or say and what to avoid; ingenuity to devise; readiness to speak or act; the dexterity that comes of practise; and tact, which is the power of fine touch as applied to human character and feeling. Courtesy and politeness are indispensable elements of good address. Compare SPEECH.
Address in dealing with opponents; the address of an accomplished intriguer; an address to the audience.
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Officer Cynthia Whitlatch was served today with a termination notice for sustained policy violations involving bias, abuse of police discretion, and escalation of a contact on July 9, 2014.
The FDA previously exercised enforcement discretion regarding the importation of sodium thiopental used for lethal injection.
And its the Democrats who want to know why there wasnt charges. They want to know what the split was between those who wanted to charge and not charge an obstruction of justice. The law does not authorize that to be released. Dershowitz said Barr can use his discretion when it comes to the release of the Mueller report, but no court should order him to release the entire thing. He also warned that innocent people can fall for perjury traps. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP If an innocent person testifies truthfully and somebody else testifies the other way and if prosecutors choose to believe the other person, youve fallen into a perjury trap.
Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness. No one has granted them a hunting license in the Middle East.
The court has the potential to make a broad statement on President Obama's unprecedented use of prosecutorial discretion in order to re-write laws he does not like.
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- حرية التصرفArabic
- преценка, благоразумие, усмотрение, дискретностBulgarian
- možnost se rozhodnout, možnost uvážení, uvážlivost, diskrétnost, soudnost, ohleduplnostCzech
- hienotunteisuus, oma harkinta, tilannetaju, hienovaraisuus, tahdikkuus, harkintakykyFinnish
- riservatezza, discernimento, discrezioneItalian
- discreție, rezervă, maturitate, libertate de decizieRomanian
- осмотрительность, усмотрение, прозорливость, [[свобода]] [[действиеRussian
- omdöme, diskretionSwedish
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