Definition for PRU'DENT


  1. Cautious; circumspect; practically wise; careful of the consequences of enterprises, measures or actions; cautious not to act when the end is of doubtful utility, or probably impracticable. The prudent man looketh well to his going. – Prov. xiv. A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself. – Prov. xxii.
  2. Dictated or directed by prudence; as, prudent behavior.
  3. Foreseeing by instinct; as, the prudent crane. – Milton.
  4. Frugal; economical; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.
  5. Wise; intelligent.

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