- prud'hon, pierre paul,
Origin of prudence
Examples from the Web for prudence
And he is to give this permission only to a priest “who has piety, knowledge, prudence and integrity of life.”Pope Francis Gives Blessing to Exorcist Conference|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obama is right that when it comes to a major nuclear power like Russia, prudence is the best policy.
His government, he said, was one of “prudence and hope” that put a premium on stability.
It is highly unlikely that there is some hard break in prudence between those who submitted the form and those who did not.How Not to Cherry-Pick the Results of the Oregon Study (Ultrawonkish)|Megan McArdle|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My dissent had nothing to do with principles; it was a matter of prudence or judgment.
The undemonstrativeness of the act, so unlike her usual volcanic energy, touched him out of prudence.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
It was not often that, as in the above instance, my mother's prudence got the better of her charity.Yankee Gypsies|John Greenleaf Whittier
Madame de la Baudraye loved Etienne so truly, that this prudence, worthy of de Clagny, gratified her and stanched her tears.Parisians in the Country|Honore de Balzac
It was an obsession so complete that there was no room in his soul for prudence or gratitude.The Moon and Sixpence|W. Somerset Maugham
The prudence of Stilicho conceived and executed, without delay, the most effectual measure for the relief of the Roman people.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
mid-14c. (c.1200 as a surname), mid-14c., "intelligence; discretion, foresight; wisdom to see what is suitable or profitable;" also one of the four cardinal virtues, "wisdom to see what is virtuous;" from Old French prudence (13c.) and directly from Latin prudentia "a foreseeing, foresight, sagacity, practical judgment," contraction of providentia "foresight" (see providence). Secondary sense of "wisdom" (late 14c.) is preserved in jurisprudence.
fem. proper name; see prudence.