EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective of, pertaining to, characterized by, or resulting from prudence. having discretionary or advisory authority, as in business matters. Origin of prudential 1635–45;
-al 1 Related forms pru·den·tial·ly, adverb pru·den·tial·ness, pru·den·ti·al·i·ty , [proo-den-shee- al-i-tee] /pruˌdɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/ noun non·pru·den·tial, adjective non·pru·den·tial·ly, adverb un·pru·den·tial, adjective un·pru·den·tial·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for prudentially Historical Examples of prudentially
It involves a radical venture of the will in the interest of what is unseen and
prudentially incalculable. Ethics
John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
Sigurd was cautious,
prudentially cunctatory, though heartily friendly in his counsel to Olaf as to the King question. British Dictionary definitions for prudentially adjective characterized by or resulting from prudence exercising prudence or sound judgment Derived Forms prudentially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for prudentially adj.
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin
prudentialis, from Latin prudentia "a foreseeing, foresight" (see prudence). Related: Prudentially. Prudential, the U.S. insurance company, dates to the 1870s; its logo featuring the Rock of Gibraltar dates from c.1900 and was widely known 20c.
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