Related formsdis·cre·tion·ar·i·ly, adverbnon·dis·cre·tion·ar·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for discretionary
And customers at the lower end of the income skill are struggling to make ends meet, which pinches their discretionary spending.Domino’s Fried-Chicken Pizza Means We’ve Hit Peak Food Trolling|Daniel Gross|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Discretionary spending comes up every year for renewal; the biggest-ticket item in that category is the defense budget.
The federal budget is split into two large categories known as “discretionary” spending and “mandatory” spending.
For starters, many of the discretionary programs the sequester slashes partially pay for themselves.Republicans Don’t Really Care About Reducing America’s Debt|Peter Beinart|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rather than rationalize the tax code, or reform entitlements, the government has taken a cleaver to discretionary spending.
Bovadilla, invested with discretionary powers, set out with two caravels towards the end of June, 1500.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
I have no discretionary power on the subject—my duty is emphatically pronounced in the Constitution.Key-Notes of American Liberty|Various
Every act of discretionary authority is treason against the constitution.Leading Articles on Various Subjects|Hugh Miller
This discretionary power might be continued if Congress deem it desirable, whatever general system be adopted.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
Hence it is necessary to understand clearly what his intentions were, and what was the discretionary power left to him.Battles of English History|H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George