Definitions for discretionarydɪˈskrɛʃ əˌnɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discretionary, discretional(adj)

    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"

  2. discretionary(adj)

    (especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed

    "discretionary funds"; "discretionary income"


  1. discretionary(Adjective)

    Available at one's discretion; able to be used as one chooses; left to or regulated by one's own discretion or judgment.

  2. Origin: . Compare discrétionnaire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discretionary

    left to discretion; unrestrained except by discretion or judgment; as, an ambassador with discretionary powers

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. discrtionnaire.]

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