discretion

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discretion /dɪˈskrɛʃən/ noun
discretion
/dɪˈskrɛʃən/
noun
Learner's definition of DISCRETION
[noncount]
: the right to choose what should be done in a particular situation
◊ Something that is done at your discretion is done if, how, when, etc., you choose to do it.
: the quality of being careful about what you do and say so that people will not be embarrassed or offended : the quality of being discreet
opposite indiscretion

discretion is the better part of valor

used to say that it is better to be careful than to do something that is dangerous and unnecessary
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