nondiscretionary

adjective non·dis·cre·tion·ary \ ˌnän-dis-ˈkre-shə-ˌner-ē \

Definition of nondiscretionary

: not left to discretion or exercised at one's own discretion : not discretionary
  • nondiscretionary purchases such as food and housing
  • During the first half of the 1990s, Americans were forced to spend more for certain nondiscretionary items …
  • —Cheryl Russell

First Known Use of nondiscretionary

1867

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