- discretion of administrative agency
- A power or right, conferred upon an agency by law, of acting officially in certain circumstances according to the dictates of their own judgment and conscience as to what is just and proper under the circumstances, uncontrolled by the judgment or conscience of others. 2 Am J2d Admin L § 191.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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