discretionary


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Related to discretionary: discretionary account, discretionary trust, Discretionary spending

dis·cre·tion·ar·y

 (dĭ-skrĕsh′ə-nĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Left to or regulated by one's own discretion or judgment.
2. Available for use as needed or desired: a discretionary fund.

dis·cre′tion·ar′i·ly (-nâr′ə-lē) adv.

discretionary

(dɪˈskrɛʃənərɪ; -ənrɪ) or

discretional

adj
having or using the ability to decide at one's own discretion: discretionary powers.
disˈcretionarily, disˈcretionally adv

dis•cre•tion•ar•y

(dɪˈskrɛʃ əˌnɛr i)

adj.
subject or left to one's own discretion or control.
[1690–1700]
dis•cre′tion•ar`i•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discretionary - having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment; "The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds"
arbitrary - 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"
2.discretionary - (especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed; "discretionary funds"; "discretionary income"
unrestricted - not subject to or subjected to restriction

discretionary

adjective optional, arbitrary (Law), unrestricted, elective, open to choice, nonmandatory They were given wider discretionary powers.

discretionary

adjective
1. Based on individual judgment or discretion:
2. Not compulsory or automatic:
Translations

discretionary

[dɪsˈkreʃənərɪ] ADJdiscrecional

discretionary

[dɪˈskrɛʃənəri] adj
[powers] → discrétionnaire
[payment, grant] → sur critères

discretionary

adjErmessens-; discretionary powersErmessensspielraum m

discretionary

[dɪsˈkrɛʃənrɪ] adj (powers, payment) → discrezionale
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If the particular States in this country are disposed to stand in a similar relation to each other, and to drop the project of a general DISCRETIONARY SUPERINTENDENCE, the scheme would indeed be pernicious, and would entail upon us all the mischiefs which have been enumerated under the first head; but it would have the merit of being, at least, consistent and practicable Abandoning all views towards a confederate government, this would bring us to a simple alliance offensive and defensive; and would place us in a situation to be alternate friends and enemies of each other, as our mutual jealousies and rivalships, nourished by the intrigues of foreign nations, should prescribe to us.
In matters of high importance, particularly in cases relating to the game, the justice was not always attentive to these admonitions of his clerk; for, indeed, in executing the laws under that head, many justices of peace suppose they have a large discretionary power, by virtue of which, under the notion of searching for and taking away engines for the destruction of the game, they often commit trespasses, and sometimes felony, at their pleasure.
By virtue of my discretionary power, I hold you at the court's disposition.
Joseph Rouletabille," said Maitre Henri Robert, "has not been regularly subpoenaed as a witness, but I hope, Monsieur President, you will examine him in virtue of your discretionary powers.
As for what is the matter with him, my good fellow, it is no use my giving you an answer which would be double Dutch to you; moreover, I have still to test your discretionary powers.
Well," she said, "I have large discretionary powers.
The only comfort he received was from this minister, who assured him that the Government, being now driven to the exercise of the extreme prerogatives of the Crown, were determined to exert them; that a proclamation would probably be out upon the morrow, giving to the military, discretionary and unlimited power in the suppression of the riots; that the sympathies of the King, the Administration, and both Houses of Parliament, and indeed of all good men of every religious persuasion, were strongly with the injured Catholics; and that justice should be done them at any cost or hazard.
Use of discretionary fund doubles in month before elections
Studies on earnings management indicates that items of discretionary accruals are important, such as items are that management can manipulate them.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan here on Wednesday urged the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to put a stop to all discretionary funds that are disbursed with taxpayers' money.
The Board of Directors has resolved that the performance criterion for the discretionary period 2014 2016 is the cumulative Earnings per Share (EPS) of the financial years 2014 2016.
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