judicial discretion

Definition of "judicial discretion"
  1. A capacity given to a judge to decide fairly, considering facts and circumstances, especially when there is no clear automatic right for the party requesting relief or benefit
How to use "judicial discretion" in a sentence
  1. His sentence was less severe due to the judicial discretion exercised by the judge.
  2. The outcome of the case could vary thanks to the extent of the judge's judicial discretion.
  3. In the absence of a clear-cut law, the judge had to rely on his judicial discretion to make a decision.

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