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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prudent  \Pru"dent\,  a.  [L.  prudens,  -entis,  contr.  from 
  providens:  cf  F.  prudent.  See  {Provident}.] 
  1.  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;  as 
  prudent  behavior. 
  Moses  established  a  grave  and  prudent  law.  --Milton. 
  2.  Frugal;  economical;  not  extravagant;  as  a  prudent  woman; 
  prudent  expenditure  of  money. 
  Syn:  Cautious;  wary;  circumspect;  considerate;  discreet; 
  judicious;  provident;  economical;  frugal. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  careful  and  sensible;  marked  by  sound  judgment;  "a  prudent 
  manager";  "prudent  rulers";  "prudent  hesitation"; 
  "more  prudent  to  hide  than  to  fight"  [ant:  {imprudent}] 
  2:  showing  wise  self-restraint  in  speech  and  behavior 
  especially  in  preserving  prudent  silence;  "maintained  a 
  prudent  silence" 

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