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Definition of Discretionary

Discretionary

  1. Left to discretion; unrestrained except by discretion or judgment; as, an ambassador with discretionary powers.

Discretionary Quotations

Defense is not like other discretionary spending.
Robert M. Gates

The American people elected us here to cut spending so we can create an environment for jobs in America. The House has acted. We have demonstrated that we want to see spending, discretionary spending, brought down to levels of 2008. We've seen no counteraction. We have seen no position that has been expressed by the other side at all.
Eric Cantor

Family entertainment is really very necessary in our culture. Look how profitable they are. It's almost not discretionary. You need to take your family to the movies.
Gary Ross

If you or me go to the gas station to fill up our car and it costs us much more than we expected, it will zap our discretionary income. We won't have the extra money to buy that washing machine or new winter coat-all big ticket items that are important to economic growth.
Maria Bartiromo

Domestic discretionary spending on education and health care and the environment has been growing at 2 to 3 percent a year. He says we have to rein it in, but he ignores the spending category that is the big spike in the budget.
John Spratt
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Discretionary Translations

discretionary in German is Handlungsfreiheit
discretionary in Spanish is discrecional

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