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.

 

© Webster 1913.


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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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