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discretionary spending


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The amount or portion of a person's or group's expenditures which is used for non-essential or voluntary disbursements; the amount or portion of one's expenditures which one may make as one sees fit.
  • n. The action of making such expenditures.
  • n. US government expenditures which are subject to annual review and authorization by Congress, as distinct from expenditures authorized by existing laws.


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