The president of each house has the discretionary power of appointing additional laymen, not exceeding ten in number.
Subject to his control the government of India enjoys a certain discretionary Finance.
The court which can award a sentence is said to possess as of common right a discretionary power of granting a reprieve.
In 1880 a provisional Bill was submitted to parliament giving the crown discretionary power not to enforce the laws.
Under the Public Worship Regulation Act of 1874, which gave to churchwardens and aggrieved parishioners the right to institute proceedings against the clergy for breaches of the law in the conduct of divine service, a discretionary right was reserved to the bishop to stay proceedings.