exercise discretion
index discern (discriminate), distinguish, elect (choose)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Discretion — Discretion, Tacuinum Sanitatis casanatensis (XIV secolo) Discretion is a noun in the English language with several meanings revolving around the judgment of the person exercising the characteristic …   Wikipedia

  • exercise — ex·er·cise 1 / ek sər ˌsīz/ n 1: the discharge of an official function or professional occupation 2: the act or an instance of carrying out the terms of an agreement (as an option) exercise 2 vt cised, cis·ing 1: to make effective in action …   Law dictionary

  • discretion — noun 1 freedom to make decisions ADJECTIVE ▪ broad, considerable, full, wide ▪ greater, more ▪ absolute, complete …   Collocations dictionary

  • discretion — Freedom given to the floor broker by an investor to use his judgment regarding the execution of an order. Discretion can be limited, as in the case of a limit order that gives the floor broker some distance from the stated limit price to use his… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 — 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

  • exercise one's discretion — index choose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exercise of judgment — Exercise of sound discretion, that is, discretion exercised, not arbitrarily or willfully, but with regard to what is right and equitable. United States v. Beckman, C.C.A.Pa., 104 F.2d 260, 262 …   Black's law dictionary

  • exercise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 use of the body to keep healthy ADJECTIVE ▪ good, healthy ▪ hard, heavy, high intensity (esp. AmE), intense, strenuous, vigorous …   Collocations dictionary

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