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Websters dictionary 1828

 

Proverbs 1:4

discretion

Webster Definition

Discretion
DISCRETION, n. [L, a separating. See Discreet.]

1. Prudence, or knowledge and prudence; that discernment which enables a person to judge critically of what is correct and proper, united with caution; nice discernment and judgment, directed by circumspection, and primarily regarding ones own conduct.

A good man--will guide his affairs with discretion. Psa 112.

My son, keep sound wisdom and discretion. Prov 3.

2. Liberty or power of acting without other control than ones own judgment; as, the management of affairs was left to the discretion of the prince; he is left to his own discretion. Hence,

To surrender at discretion, is to surrender without stipulation or terms, and commit ones self entirely to the power of the conqueror.

3. Disjunction; separation. [Not much used.]

Strong's Concordance

H4209
מזמּה
mezimmâh
mez-im-maw'
From H2161; a plan, usually evil (machination), sometimes good (sagacity): -

H2161
זמם
zâmam
zaw-mam'
A primitive root; to plan, usually in a bad sense: -