- 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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Examples from the Web for non-discretionary
All spending, discretionary and non-discretionary, needs to be on the table.A Centrist Gets Fighting Mad
October 13, 2010
- having or using the ability to decide at one's own discretiondiscretionary powers
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Word Origin and History for non-discretionary
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