Definitions of "discretion"
  1. The capacity to make choices within the confines prescribed by law
  2. A judge's autonomy to make rulings informed by fairness, equity, and legal principles
  3. The prerogative of a public officer or employee to take actions and formulate decisions based on personal judgment or conscience, within reasonable and lawful bounds
How to use "discretion" in a sentence
  1. The judge exercised discretion when considering the unique circumstances of the case.
  2. The public official used his discretion in deciding how to allocate the funds within his authority.
  3. The officer's decision fell within her discretion, since it was reasonable and within the parameters of the law.

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