- Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful; discreet; sensible; -- opposed to rash; as, a prudent man; dictated or directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence;
Etymology: prudens, prudentis, contr. from providens: confer prudentFrench, prudent. See provident.
- Moses established a grave and prudent law. Milton.
- Frugal; economical; not extravagant; e.g. prudent expenditure of money.
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