[ dih-skresh-uh-ner-ee ]
/ dɪˈskrɛʃ əˌnɛr i /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM discretionarydis·cre·tion·ar·i·ly, adverbnon·dis·cre·tion·ar·y, adjective
Words nearby discretionary
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Example sentences from the Web for discretionarily
Whether that authority should be more or less than congress then discretionarily exercised was not the question.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II|Thomas Paine
British Dictionary definitions for discretionarily
/ (dɪˈskrɛʃənərɪ, -ənrɪ) /
having or using the ability to decide at one's own discretiondiscretionary powers
Derived forms of discretionarydiscretionarily or discretionally, adverb
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