AskDefine | Define discretionary

Dictionary Definition

discretionary adj
1 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" [syn: discretional]
2 (especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed; "discretionary funds"; "discretionary income"

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English

Etymology

discretion + -ary

Pronunciation

(US) IPA: /dɪsˈkrɛʃəˌnɛri/

Adjective

  1. available at one's discretion, able to be used of however one chooses, e.g., discretionary income, discretionary powers

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Translations

available at one's discretion

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