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JUDICIAL DISCRETION, LEGAL DISCRETION Definition & Legal Meaning

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These terms are applied to the discretionary action of a judge or court, and meandiscretion as above defined, that is, discretion bounded by the rules aud principles oflaw, and not arbitrary, capricious, or unrestrained.

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