An example of prudence is checking your bank account before you spend money.
- the quality or fact of being prudent
- careful management; economy
Origin of prudenceMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin prudentia ; from prudens: see prudent
Origin of PrudenceLL, feminine of Prudentius ; from Classical Latin prudentia: see prudence
From Old French prudence.
- A female given name, one of the Puritan virtue names.