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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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Judicial legislation is defined as the move of a court to step in to craft missing parts, to fill in the gaps in laws, or when it oversteps its discretional boundaries and goes beyond the law to coin doctrines or principles which are not previously established.
Under the system of these discretional bodies, independent Outside Directors/Audit & Supervisory Board Members appropriately monitor the management of the Company with high effectiveness.
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With regard to CORPORATE SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY, Carroll (1979) includes the social responsibilities of companies in four categories: economic, legal, ethical and discretional and uses them in a three-dimensional model of social corporate performance.
"The department has discretional power to accept/reject the demand or grant a particular grace period." Another spokesperson of the firm said that it is to be noted that people tend to think that residence issues are governed by Oman's Labour Act.
(3) The codification of moral rights in terms of each individual's rightful discretional control of a distinct set of resources for action ensures the "compossibility" of the rights of all persons (Steiner 1977).
The aim of the creation of humankind (Ultimate perfection): Humankind is created with unique qualities in order to travel the path to perfection with free will and conscious choice, to be worthy of receiving specific blessings bestowed upon one as a result of one's discretional move, and to reach the position of proximity to God, accompanied by perpetual beatitude.
She noted that under the Constitution, if the appellant was found guilty he would have been fined Sh1 million or serve a minimum of one-year imprisonment, and if the court properly applied the law in exercising its discretional powers in sentencing him, the appellant should have now served two years imprisonment.The judge said the prosecution case against the appellant was weak with scattered pieces of evidence strewn all over and disagreed with the findings of Senior Principal Magistrate Diana Mochache that the pieces of evidence when all combined pointed to the guilt of Mr Ali.
On another issue, Cone said enlisting a naturalized import for the national team shouldn't be discretional. Australia, for instance, brought in two naturalized imports for the third window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup when the rules allow only one but received an exception because South Sudan's Thon Maker moved to Perth when he was five years old and has lived most of his life in the country.
Jean Mensa to chair a commission which will organise elections involving the NPP and NDC as the main contenders, defies all sense of decency, fairness and justice, and amounts to a gross abuse of the discretional powers of appointments vested in him by the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana,' according to the statement signed by Mr.
This under-studied area would involve investigations of the similarities and differences between the effects on LIS theory and practice of (a) American civil religion and its cultural, if legally discretional, celebration of the nation's mixed Protestant and secular cultural values (Haberski 2018) and (b) laicite, the more officially and culturally compulsive celebration of the significantly more secular qualities of the French republic (Crowley 2015, 212).