at (one's) discretion

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at (one's) discretion

In accordance with one's thoughts or feelings on a particular issue. Whether or not you get a bonus is at your boss's discretion, so you better impress her!
See also: discretion

at somebody’s diˈscretion

according to what somebody decides or wishes to do: Bail is granted at the discretion of the court.There is no service charge and tipping is at your discretion.
See also: discretion
References in classic literature ?
And here it is to be noted that a prince ought to take care never to make an alliance with one more powerful than himself for the purposes of attacking others, unless necessity compels him, as is said above; because if he conquers you are at his discretion, and princes ought to avoid as much as possible being at the discretion of any one.
Many trusts allow a trustee, at his discretion, to make distributions either directly to a beneficiary or in trust for such beneficiary.