Definition of cretion
1 Roman law : an act before a magistrate by which an outside heir declares his acceptance of the succession
2 Roman law : the time allowed an heir to make his decision of cretion — compare jus deliberandi
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Origin and Etymology of cretion
Latin cretion-, cretio, from cretus (past participle of cernere to cern, discern) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at certain
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