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1. The quality of being discreet; circumspection: "the almost unknown young man who lived in the upper room ... coming and going with discretion" (Doris Lessing).
2. Freedom to act or judge on one's own: All the decisions were left to our discretion.
3. Archaic The ability or power to discern what is responsible or socially appropriate: "She had even condescended to advise him to marry as soon as he could, provided he chose with discretion" (Jane Austen).

dis·cre′tion·al adj.
dis·cre′tion·al·ly adv.
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Adj.1.discretional - 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"
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22, 2017, "a domestic security law gives the Army discretional power to design security policies, a job that belongs to civilians in democracies" (SourceMex, Dec.
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In contrast, when the use of covered services is voluntary or discretional (with no stochastic risk of illness associated with consumption), some cross-subsidies are unintended.
Such discretional spending has resulted in an uptick in DC demand, especially for retail operations, and has lead to high occupancy rates in Germany, in particular.
Official GDP estimates were under suspicion after the media reported on the ARKLEMS findings that official GDP growth was positively biased by discretional manipulation (as described by Coremberg (2014)).
In our research, we selected organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), as an example of important valued behaviors, understood as discretional acts that are not directly recognized by the reward system.
On Enrile's bail decision: "It is discretional to the court [that] granted here.
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Somehow, a junior analyst with lower reputation, has no discretional power to bias their estimates, unlike a senior analyst who incurs in intentional bias.
Supporting the protection of the legal rights and remedies of children by creating a comprehensive system for representation including guardians at litem, public defenders, and state-paid and pro bono attorneys that would ensure: a) children will have paid or voluntary representation in dependency cases; b) state revenue be allocated as necessary to ensure representation in those cases; and c) representation of children in other discretional cases including dependency and other areas dependent on sufficient revenue being approved by the Legislature and not to impact funding for the Guardian ad Litem program or funding for the courts.
The first time when it was defined as a legal discretional instrument, was at the United Nations Conference on Environment & Development in Rio de Janeiro in the statement of 13 June 1992, where at principle 15, as we stated the before, is declared: " Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation".