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The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also, economy; frugality. Prudence is principally in reference to actions to be done, and due means, order, seasons, and method of doing or not doing. (Sir M. Hale) Prudence supposes the value of the end to be assumed, and refers only to the adaptation of the means. It is the relation of right means for given ends. (Whewell)

Synonym: Wisdom, forecast, providence, considerateness, judiciousness, discretion, caution, circumspection, judgment. See Wisdom.

Origin: F, fr. L. Prudentia, contr. From providentia. See Prudent, and cf. Providence.

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... in the population. These "features" that made individual rich Greg Clark consider that it was: • Thrift • Negocition • Hard work • Prudence The way he support his points is sometimes a bit dodgy but it generally makes good sense. Besides, Greg Clark is one of the most respected ...

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