Definition of prudential in English:

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Pronunciation: /prʊˈdɛnʃ(ə)l/


Involving or showing care and forethought, especially in business: the US prudential rules prevented banks from lending more than fifteen per cent of their capital to any one borrower
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  • Unfortunately, within the Government's rules, prudential borrowing would not provide the solution to our problems.
  • Even in his first five years of supposedly prudential stewardship, his new regulations cost British business a total of £15.6bn.
  • The performance is creditworthy in view of the absorption of overhang problems by public sector banks and tightening of prudential norms for the banks.







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  • But, unless that turns out to be the case, I still think that the strategy has been both prudentially and morally correct in this case.
  • One's attitude to the law in such circumstances has to be entirely instrumental - it has to be reckoned with as a force, and used prudentially, but we cannot afford to rely on such means.
  • Had UMP been prudentially regulated, the company would have funded these liabilities by law.


Late Middle English: from prudent, on the pattern of words such as evidential.

Words that rhyme with prudential

cadential, confidential, consequential, credential, deferential, differential, essential, evidential, existential, experiential, exponential, influential, intelligential, irreverential, jurisprudential, penitential, pestilential, potential, preferential, presidential, providential, quintessential, referential, residential, reverential, sapiential, sciential, sentential, sequential, tangential, torrential

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