dis|cre|tion|ar|y «dihs KREHSH uh NEHR ee; especially British dihs KREHSH uh nuhr ee», adjective.
with freedom to decide or choose; left to one's own judgment: »

The law gave the mayor certain discretionary powers. A discretionary account arises when an investor in effect says to his broker: “I trust you and I think your judgment is great. I don't have time to worry over my stocks. You buy and sell whenever you think best” (New York Times).

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  • dis|cre|tion|al — «dihs KREHSH uh nuhl», adjective. = discretionary. (Cf. ↑discretionary) –dis|cre´tion|al|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

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  • dis·cre·tion — /dıˈskrɛʃən/ noun [noncount] 1 : the right to choose what should be done in a particular situation Each artist in the gallery has discretion over the price that will be charged for his or her work. The coach used/exercised his own discretion to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis·cre·tion·ary — /dıˈskrɛʃəˌneri, Brit dıˈskrɛʃənri/ adj 1 : available to be used when and how you decide She has enough discretionary income [=income that is left after paying for things that are essential, such as food and housing] to pay for a nice vacation… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|dis|cre|tion|ar|y — «IHN dihs KREHSH uh NEHR ee», adjective. = indiscreet. (Cf. ↑indiscreet) …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|dis|cre|tion — «IHN dihs KREHSH uhn», noun. 1. the fact of being indiscreet; lack of good judgment; imprudence: »They were embarrassed at his indiscretion in talking about family matters in front of strangers. SYNONYM(S): unwiseness. 2. an indiscreet act: »a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in·dis·cre·tion — /ˌındıˈskrɛʃən/ noun, pl tions 1 [noncount] : lack of good judgment or care in behavior and especially in speech : lack of discretion He has been criticized for showing indiscretion in his remarks. [=for carelessly saying things that should not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|cerp|tion — «duh SURP shuhn», noun. the act of tearing apart into pieces; division into parts …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|func|tion — «dihs FUHNGK shuhn», intransitive verb, noun. = dysfunction. (Cf. ↑dysfunction) …   Useful english dictionary

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