1. That which is subject to a person’s discretion. 
1. Damages (such as mental anguish or pain and suffering) that are not precisely measurable but are determined by the subjective judgment of a jury. — aka indeterminate damages. 
1. A A little-used and unsatisfactory term for punitive or exemplary damages. 
Various Forms of Discretionary Damages:
cosmetic damages – the amount awarded to compensate for personal disfigurement.
future damages – awarded to an injured party for an injury’s residual or projected effects (i.e. a reduction in a person’s ability to function, expected pain and suffering, loss or impairment of earning capacity, projected medical expenses).
hedonic damages – for loss of enjoyment of life or of life’s pleasures. — aka hedonistic damages.
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: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6
: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949). Edited by William S. Anderson. © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931
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