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discretionary

adjective

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subject to one's freedom of choice
  • discretionary spending on luxuries dropped dramatically last year

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The first known use of discretionary was in 1698

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“Discretionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/discretionary. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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