: not left to discretion or exercised at one's own discretion : not discretionarynondiscretionary purchases such as food and housingDuring the first half of the 1990s, Americans were forced to spend more for certain nondiscretionary items …— Cheryl Russell
Examples of nondiscretionary in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe influx also provides $518 million of nondiscretionary funds to Alaska and $220 million for public health and safety, workforce development, education, transportation, and emergency management.
Anchorage Daily News, 17 May 2021 Ninety percent of the nondiscretionary funds are required to go directly to school districts, or Local Education Agencies.
Vivian Jones, Washington Examiner, 25 Feb. 2021 Their poor grasp of the discretionary and nondiscretionary comma is not their fault.
Lionel Shriver, Harper's magazine, 22 July 2019
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