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Definition of Discretionary


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

Discretionary Quotations

Know the difference between your necessary and discretionary expenses.
Alexa Von Tobel

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

Governing isn't as easy as you think. Many of you have taken pledges that are contradictory - to balance the budget and cut taxes, for example. You must be honest about the numbers, since our annual deficit now exceeds all discretionary spending combined.
Brian Baird

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

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
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Discretionary Translations

discretionary in German is Handlungsfreiheit
discretionary in Spanish is discrecional
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