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Definition 1: having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where discretionary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds

Synonyms for discretionary in the sense of this definition

(discretionary is similar to ...) based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice

"an arbitrary decision" "the arbitrary rule of a dictator" "an arbitrary penalty" "of arbitrary size and shape" "an arbitrary choice" "arbitrary division of the group into halves"

Definition 2: (especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where discretionary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • discretionary funds
  • discretionary income

(discretionary is similar to ...) not subject to or subjected to restriction

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