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1.General: Latitude or power, but not an obligation, to exercise a right or to do or not do something.
2.Law: Right of a corporate or public officer (such as a judge) to act according to his or her judgment or conscience in certain circumstances but within given limits and under the guidance of customary principles.

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  • The boss told her employees who attended the meeting to use their discretion when evaluating expense requests and to reject any requests that did not seem reasonable.

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  • When watching some television shows, there is some very graphic content. Viewers need to show some discretions whether to watch the program or not.

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  • Because this movie is very violent, it is up to your own discretion if you would like to watch it.

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