Pronunciation : Pru*den"tial Part of Speech : a. Definition : 1. Proceeding from, or dictated or characterized by, prudence; prudent; discreet; sometimes, selfish or pecuniary as distinguished from higher motives or influences; as, prudential motives. " A prudential line of conduct." Sir W. Scott.
2. Exercising prudence; discretionary; advisory; superintending or executive; as, a prudential committee. Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
Pronunciation : Pru*den"tial Part of Speech : n. Definition : Defn: That which relates to or demands the exercise of, discretion or prudence; -- usually in the pl. Many stanzas, in poetic measures, contain rules relating to common prudentials as well as to religion. I. Watts. Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913