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discretionary

[dih-skresh-uh-ner-ee] /dɪˈskrɛʃ əˌnɛr i/
adjective
1.
subject or left to one's own discretion.
2.
for any use or purpose one chooses; not earmarked for a particular purpose:
discretionary income; a discretionary fund.
Origin of discretionary
1690-1700
1690-1700; discretion + -ary
Related forms
discretionarily, adverb
nondiscretionary, adjective
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discretionary

/dɪˈskrɛʃənərɪ; -ənrɪ/
adjective
1.
having or using the ability to decide at one's own discretion: discretionary powers
Derived Forms
discretionarily, discretionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for discretionary
adj.

1680s (implied in discretionarily); see discretion + -ary.

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