parental discretion

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of parental discretion

: parents choosing whether or not they want their children to do something
  • Because of the violence in the movie, parental discretion is advised.

Word by Word Definitions

parent play parental
  1. : one that begets or brings forth offspring

  2. : a person who brings up and cares for another

  3. : an animal or plant that is regarded in relation to its offspring

  1. : to be or act as the parent of : originate, produce

  2. : to be or act as a parent

discretion play
  1. : individual choice or judgment

  2. : power of free decision or latitude of choice within certain legal bounds

  3. : the quality of having or showing discernment or good judgment : the quality of being discreet : circumspection


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