[dih-skresh-uh-ner-ee] /dɪˈskrɛʃ əˌnɛr i/

subject or left to one’s own .
for any use or purpose one chooses; not earmarked for a particular purpose:
discretionary income; a discretionary fund.
/dɪˈskrɛʃənərɪ; -ənrɪ/
having or using the ability to decide at one’s own discretion: discretionary powers

mandatory; not up to one’s own discretion

The handbook includes non-discretionary procedures.

1680s (implied in discretionarily); see discretion + -ary.


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