Meaning of prudent

pru•dent

Pronunciation: (prd'nt), [key]
— adj.
  1. wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober.
  2. careful in providing for the future; provident: a prudent decision.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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