leave to the discretion of

idiom

: to give (someone) the right to choose (something in a particular situation)
The amount each person contributes will be left to the discretion of the individual.

Examples of leave to the discretion of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The law does provide parameters, but those parameters leave to the discretion of a doctor the application of those parameters. Madison Feller, ELLE, 15 July 2022

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'leave to the discretion of.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near leave to the discretion of

Cite this Entry

“Leave to the discretion of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20to%20the%20discretion%20of. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!