Definition of discretionary in English:

discretionary

Line breaks: dis|cre¦tion|ary
Pronunciation: /dɪˈskrɛʃ(ə)n(ə)ri
 
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adjective

1Available for use at the discretion of the user: there has been an increase in year-end discretionary bonuses
More example sentences
  • Compare this to the discretionary spending available to, say, a family-owned company.
  • He therefore suggested that the police use the discretionary policy to deal with the problem.
  • The hotel's 800 employees agreed to forgo discretionary annual bonuses recently in hopes of saving jobs.
Synonyms
optional, non-compulsory, voluntary, at one's discretion, up to the individual, non-mandatory, elective, open to choice;
open, unrestricted;
Law permissive
1.1Denoting or relating to investment funds placed with a broker or manager who has discretion to invest them on the client’s behalf: discretionary portfolios
More example sentences
  • I am often asked how much time I spend each week on managing my discretionary clients' portfolios.
  • Thus, the bank instructed simply to buy or sell securities has fewer fiduciary duties than if it is the manager of a discretionary fund.
  • As for consumers, rising oil prices are shrinking discretionary funds and dampening spending.

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