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Meaning of PRUDENTIAL

Pronunciation:  proo'denshul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  arising from or characterized by prudence especially in business matters; "he abstained partly for prudential reasons"
 

PRUDENTIAL is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: prudent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pru*den"tial\, a.
    1. Proceeding from, or dictated or characterized by,
       prudence; prudent; discreet; sometimes, selfish or
       pecuniary as distinguished from higher motives or
       influences; as, prudential motives. `` A prudential line
       of conduct.'' --Sir W. Scott.
    
    2. Exercising prudence; discretionary; advisory;
       superintending or executive; as, a prudential committee.
    
    
  2. \Pru*den"tial\, n.
    That which relates to or demands the exercise of, discretion
    or prudence; -- usually in the pl.
    
          Many stanzas, in poetic measures, contain rules
          relating to common prudentials as well as to religion.
                                                   --I. Watts.
    
    
 

 

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