Definition Of arbitrary


based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.

his mealtimes were entirely arbitrary

Example Of arbitrary

  • A right of access to a court is one of the checks on the danger of arbitrary power.…

  • Any system of classification is arbitrary and thus frail, subject to the contradictions of experience.

  • But Plato tells us that the ethical laws cannot be the arbitrary whims of personalized gods.

  • But why should we give that arbitrary power to any civil servant?

  • By the time of the Revolution, the standing army had become a symbol of repressive authority and arbitrary rule.

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