|1.||[ noun ] freedom to act or judge on one's own|
|Related terms:||liberty free_will|
|2.||[ noun ] knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress|
|Synonyms:||circumspection prudence discreetness|
"the servants showed great tact and discretion"
|Related terms:||sagacity confidentiality|
|3.||[ noun ] (psychology) refined taste; tact|
|4.||[ noun ] the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies|
|Related terms:||power self-determination|
|5.||[ noun ] the trait of judging wisely and objectively|
"a man of discernment"
|Related terms:||wisdom prudence circumspection|