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prudential

[ proo-den-shuhl ]
/ pruˈdɛn ʃəl /
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adjective
of, pertaining to, characterized by, or resulting from prudence.
exercising prudence.
having discretionary or advisory authority, as in business matters.
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Origin of prudential

1635–45; <Latin prūdenti(a) prudence + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM prudential

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prudential

prudent, prudential

Words nearby prudential

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British Dictionary definitions for prudential

prudential
/ (pruːˈdɛnʃəl) /

adjective
characterized by or resulting from prudence
exercising prudence or sound judgment

Derived forms of prudential

prudentially, adverb
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