Definitions for discretionarydɪˈskrɛʃ əˌnɛr i
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having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment
"The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds"
(especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed
"discretionary funds"; "discretionary income"
Available at one's discretion; able to be used as one chooses; left to or regulated by one's own discretion or judgment.
Origin: . Compare discrétionnaire.
left to discretion; unrestrained except by discretion or judgment; as, an ambassador with discretionary powers
Origin: [Cf. F. discrtionnaire.]
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We are essentially a non-discretionary type spend, when there is a need people will invest in security.
The regulator exercised its discretionary powers based on consultations with the federal government and other stakeholders.
We're coming out of what was a pretty widespread stoppage of certain types of activity, the discretionary type of activity, by and large.
This is where we see the difference between millennials and their baby boomer counterparts, who are not making as many discretionary purchases.
The market is looking further and thinking that Air New Zealand may be affected if the slowdown in the Chinese economy does start to have an impact on discretionary spending on holidays.
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