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Definition of 'discretionary'

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After three years of increases in discretionary spending power, households are beginning to feel the squeeze. Times, Sunday Times (2017)If you want more control, and large sums are involved, you could consider a discretionary trust. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These bodies exercise a discretionary power outside the control of the administration. Wright, Vincent The Government and Politics of France (1989)They will not have to consider how much borrowers spend on discretionary items such as holidays. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Those who contribute a successful new idea receive a discretionary bonus. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some pastors insist on secrecy in their distribution of discretionary account funds. Christianity Today (2000)The rising cost of essential goods and services has eroded their discretionary income. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Setting up a discretionary trust may be useful for you. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Other experts are concerned that the granting of such discretionary powers would foster corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That quick round is just one item of possible discretionary leisure spending. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is a single premium insurance bond with a discretionary trust behind it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It followed three months of declining discretionary income. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Half the pool is carved up on a percentage basis and the rest given out in discretionary bonuses. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The couple applied for a discretionary payment but were told that they had sufficient income to cover their costs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But that is surely part of his regular duties rather than something that qualifies him for a discretionary bonus. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You can also make a discretionary payment of salary in these circumstances to employees if you want to support them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Half of the bonuses are discretionary. The Sun (2009)There were also indications that the department stores sector is feeling the squeeze as consumers curb spending on more discretionary luxury items. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Families are switching their spending from essentials such as food and petrol to discretionary items as they treat themselves to little luxuries. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In theory, the implementation of laws and decrees gives the administration wide discretionary powers. Wright, Vincent The Government and Politics of France (1989)They stand to earn about 5 million each and could qualify for a further discretionary payment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Put 54,000 into a discretionary portfolio of funds and direct equities. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Local stewards have discretionary powers to include any horse of their choice, which they have previously exercised. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

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Translations for 'discretionary'

British English: discretionary ADJECTIVE
Discretionary things are not fixed by rules but are decided on by people in authority, who consider each individual case.
Magistrates were given wider discretionary powers.

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