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.]
The numerical value of discretionary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of discretionary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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We had unanticipated headwinds in discretionary spending in consulting services.
This is a company in the discretionary space that's not going to be disrupted by Amazon.
We are investing at a time when most in our sector continue to reduce discretionary spend.
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.
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