discretionary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

discretion +‎ -ary (pertaining to). Compare French discrétionnaire.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈskɹɛʃən(ə)ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dɪsˈkɹɛʃəˌnɛri/

Adjective[edit]

discretionary (comparative more discretionary, superlative most discretionary)

  1. Available at one's discretion; able to be used as one chooses; left to or regulated by one's own discretion or judgment.
    discretionary income
    discretionary powers

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