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discretionary

adjective uk   /dɪˈskreʃ.ən.ər.i/ us    /-er-/ formal
decided by officials and not fixed by rules: a discretionary grant Judges have great discretionary powers.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueGrants and allowances
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