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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own judgment; (especially of funds) not earmarked.

Usage examples (38)
  • discretionary funds
  • The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds
  • Then, again, the courts have what they term discretionary grounds for divorce.
  • Mr. Frenzel talked about 4 percent in what he called discretionary spending. for more
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