discretionary

[ dih-skresh-uh-ner-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF discretionary

Synonyms for discretionary

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Antonyms for discretionary

  • nondiscretionary
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With me, of course, his powers were discretionary—or rather, had no discretion whatever.

The persons entrusted with them have no discretionary power.

It may be needless to add that a discretionary power was then extended to him.

But the exercise of the active right of legation is discretionary.

Take away from the court the discretionary power to discharge, and the writ is rendered an idle form.

The government gave Hull discretionary power for invading Canada.

Remedies in this field are discretionary and the law not inflexible.

If the jurisdiction does go so far, it must be discretionary, as the grant of declarations always is.

Servants had also discretionary power in the disposal of property.

He had declared that he conceived the House could exercise no discretionary power when about to pass an appropriation bill.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s (implied in discretionarily); see discretion + -ary.

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