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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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Considering that Biggert-Waters only addresses the issue of what lenders must accept, not what they may discretionarily accept, the discretionary portion of the rule serves no real purpose.
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(130) Most importantly, by not allowing the estate tax revenues to be discretionarily spent by the government, and instead be set aside for purposes of payroll tax abatement, it will address the public's distrust of the federal government and opposition to what conservatives have successfully characterized as an illegitimate "death tax." (131)
Empowering a judge to discretionarily decide proposed opt-outs based on a good cause standard is a better policy; it ensures that a judge who is informed and experienced with the case is available to correct any inequities and police any abuses that the simplified discovery system might otherwise permit.
(178) Private rights of action for entitlements such as redress for defamation are also discretionarily effectuated by privately initiated court actions.
Abbasi, who himself is life sentenced on account of conviction by anti-narcotics court in the Ephedrine case, in his application feared that different interpretations of the same provisions by discretionarily exercising Rule of Strict Liability will have impact on the image of judiciary.
In this paper, the collision risks are discretionarily classified into four situations for the quantitative analysis.
First, Rule 24(a)(2) enables intervention of right, which, at least in theory, is a right a judge cannot discretionarily deny if the intervenor satisfies Rule 24(a)(2)'s conditions.
We contend that the events preceding and following the financial crisis are best understood as the result of the Fed attempting to perform an impossible task: discretionarily adjusting monetary conditions to meet perceived macroeconomic needs.
For example, Cummings quotes the proposition that the "power to execute a trust, even discretionarily, by no means implies the further power to undo it when it has been completed" (emphasis supplied).