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years of discretion

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Definition of years of discretion in English:

plural noun

Another term for age of discretion.
Example sentences
  • [The father's] command over his children is but temporary… a discipline to their education… yet his power extends not to their liberty when they are once arrived to… the years of discretion.
  • Addressing ‘Dear Friends’ he says, ‘Thirty is an awkward age; no longer free to expect indulgence for the errors of youth, yet only just approaching years of discretion; too early for pantouffles; too late for the sandpit and swings.’
  • Later on reaching years of discretion, Parzival wished he had not done it.

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