- dis·cre·tion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use discretional in a sentence
I have no idea of instructions, unless they are obeyed; a discretional power is incompatible with them.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) | Thomas Hart Benton
The pope, then, had this province only as cardinals have pensions from the king, which pensions are discretional.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
As their powers were largely discretional, with undefined limits, the manner in which they were exercised was sometimes eccentric.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 1 | Henry Charles Lea
Where a spelling makes sense, and is merely discretional and not obviously incorrect, it has been retained.
The language of the constitution is very different when regulations are not left discretional.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16) | Thomas Hart Benton