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Definition of "prudential" [pru•den•tial]

  • Arising from or characterized by prudence. (adjective)
  • Exercising prudence, good judgment, or common sense. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prudential" in a sentence
  • "While we need to maintain prudential walls around our institutions, those walls can't be higher than those which we see in our major trading partners."
  • "Rex thought the vagueness of the phrase prudential; "the colonies" necessarily embracing more advantages, and being less capable of being rebutted on a single ground than any particular settlement."
  • "Certain prudential regulations however are required to meet those cases where uniformity is necessary, and where, from the nature of the subject, common usage cannot supply the place of positive precepts."