- subject or left to one's own discretion.
- for any use or purpose one chooses; not earmarked for a particular purpose: discretionary income; a discretionary fund.
Origin of discretionary
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Whether that authority should be more or less than congress then discretionarily exercised was not the question.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II
- having or using the ability to decide at one's own discretiondiscretionary powers
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