- The definition of discretionary is something that you use as desired or needed.
When you have petty cash available to you to use, the money you spend is an example of discretionary spending.
discretionary definition by Webster's New World
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left to one's discretion; regulated by one's own choice
discretionary definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Left to or regulated by one's own discretion or judgment.
- Available for use as needed or desired: a discretionary fund.
- dis·creˌtion·arˈi·ly adverb