act at one's discretion

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English-Chinese law dictionary (法律英汉双解大词典). 2013.

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  • discretion — [di skresh′ən] n. [ME discrecioun < OFr discrecion < L discretio, separation (in LL, discernment) < discretus: see DISCREET] 1. the freedom or authority to make decisions and choices; power to judge or act 2. the quality of being… …   English World dictionary

  • discretion — n. 1) to exercise, show, use discretion in 2) complete, full, wide discretion 3) discretion to + inf. (she has full discretion to make decisions) 4) at one s discretion (to act at one s own discretion) 5) with discretion (to proceed with… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • discretion — n. 1 being discreet; discreet behaviour (treats confidences with discretion). 2 prudence; self preservation. 3 the freedom to act and think as one wishes, usu. within legal limits (it is within his discretion to leave). 4 Law a court s freedom to …   Useful english dictionary

  • discretion — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. judgment; tact, finesse, taste.See caution, will. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Cautious or prudent conduct] Syn. caution, prudence, tact, diplomacy, foresight, mature judgment, circumspection, carefulness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • discretion — dis·cre·tion /dis kre shən/ n: power of free decision or latitude of choice within certain bounds imposed by law reached the age of discretion struck down death penalty provisions administered through unbridled jury discretion L. H. Tribe: as a:… …   Law dictionary

  • Discretion — Dis*cre tion, n. [F. discr[ e]tion, L. discretio separation, difference, discernment, fr. discernere, discretum. See {Discreet}, {Discern}.] 1. Disjunction; separation. [Obs.] Mede. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality of being discreet; wise conduct… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discretion (disambiguation) — Discretion may refer to: Discretion, the ability to act or make a decision according to one s own choice Discretion, a song by Pedro the Lion from the album Achilles Heel This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If… …   Wikipedia

  • One strike, you're out — is a colloquial term for a policy adhered to by public housing officials in the United States which requires tenants living in housing projects or otherwise receiving housing assistance from the federal government to be evicted if they, or any… …   Wikipedia

  • discretion — /di skresh euhn/, n. 1. the power or right to decide or act according to one s own judgment; freedom of judgment or choice: It is entirely within my discretion whether I will go or stay. 2. the quality of being discreet, esp. with reference to… …   Universalium

  • discretion — When applied to public functionaries, discretion means a power or right conferred upon them by law of acting officially in certain circumstances, according to the dictates of their own judgment and conscience, uncontrolled by the judgment or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • discretion — When applied to public functionaries, discretion means a power or right conferred upon them by law of acting officially in certain circumstances, according to the dictates of their own judgment and conscience, uncontrolled by the judgment or… …   Black's law dictionary

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