Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary
behaviour that is careful and avoids risks:
History and Etymology of prudence
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from the Latin term “prudentia”, an alteration of “providentia” (providence). The first known use of prudence was in the 14th century.
We need to exercise prudence in such matters of importance.
The firm was commended for its financial prudence.
Everyone agreed that panic wasn’t called for, however, prudence was.
She authors a personal-finance editorial that preaches fiscal prudence.
Prudence demands the conservation of as much of the current eco-system as possible.
Casinos acquire such massive profits partially because few of the people who visit them have the prudence to walk away whilst they’re still ahead.
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This glossary post was last updated: 6th January, 2020