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  • Prudent — Pru dent, a. [L. prudens, entis, contr. from providens: cf. F. prudent. See {Provident}.] 1. Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful; discreet;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prudent — [pro͞o′dənt] adj. [OFr < L prudens, for providens: see PROVIDENT] 1. capable of exercising sound judgment in practical matters, esp. as concerns one s own interests 2. cautious or discreet in conduct; circumspect; not rash 3. managing… …   English World dictionary

  • prudent — adjective /ˈpɹuːdənt/ a) Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; careful, discreet, sensible; opposed to rash; directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence; Moses… …   Wiktionary

  • prudent — adj. 1 (of a person or conduct) careful to avoid undesired consequences; circumspect. 2 discreet. Derivatives: prudence n. prudently adv. Etymology: ME f. OF prudent or L prudens = providens PROVIDENT …   Useful english dictionary

  • prudent — /ˈprudnt / (say proohdnt) adjective 1. wise, judicious, or wisely cautious in practical affairs, as a person; sagacious or judicious; discreet or circumspect. 2. careful of one s own interests; provident, or careful in providing for the future. 3 …   Australian English dictionary

  • prudent — Sagacious in adapting means to end; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct. Practically wise, judicious, careful, discreet, circumspect, sensible. Tureen v. Peoples Motorbus Co. of St. Louis, Mo.App., 97 S.W.2d 847, 848. In… …   Black's law dictionary

  • the ordinary prudent man — The standard man; the average prudent individual; the reasonable and prudent man or the careful and diligent man. An abstract man of ordinary mental and physical capacity, but an ideal man in the sense that his conduct is in every case the gauge… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Edinburgh —    EDINBURGH, a city, the seat of a university, and the metropolis of the kingdom of Scotland, situated in longitude 3° 10 30 (W.), and latitude 55° 57 29 (N.), about a mile (S. by W.) from Leith, 40 miles (S.S.W.) from Dundee, 42 (E. by N.) from …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • St. Cyprian of Carthage —     St. Cyprian of Carthage     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Cyprian of Carthage     (Thaschus Cæcilius Cyprianus).     Bishop and martyr. Of the date of the saint s birth and of his early life nothing is known. At the time of his conversion to… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • management — I (directorate) noun administration, administrators, advisers, authority, board, board of directors, bureau, bureaucracy, caretakers, central office, chair, chairmen, command, committee, controllers, custodians, decision making body, directors,… …   Law dictionary

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