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arbitrary

1. Maths not representing any specific value
2. Law (esp of a penalty or punishment) not laid down by statute; within the court's discretion

arbitrary

Varying. Inconsistent. For example, many technical concepts, programming language commands and programming calls (APIs) have arbitrary names that were chosen without being carefully thought out. See naming fiascos.
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'This only proves as well that the perceived dangers of being arbitrarily, maliciously and baselessly red-tagged are neither imaginary nor contrived, but constitute real threats to life, liberty and security,' the NUPL said in a statement.
The Head of the Committee called for the importance to embark on inventory process targeted arbitrarily and politically dismissed persons from public service according to Transitional Military Council's Resolution.
We call on the Chinese government to release all Uighurs and other Muslims minorities arbitrarily detained throughout Xinjiang so that they may return home to celebrate the Eid holiday with their loved ones," she added.
BEIRUT: Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese man detained in Iran, called on the Lebanese government to condemn any country that arbitrarily arrests Lebanese citizens, according to a statement released Monday by his family.
Last year, when the plan got underway, inZygi, there were at three central crossroads around which 50 arbitrarily placed signs for taverns and other businesses were placed that created cluttered look in the picturesque fishing village.
In the worst case scenario, parked vehicle will arbitrarily move," the automaker said in a statement in the recall campaign for its ASX and Outlander models.
In a statement, the two human right bodies said South Sudan's leaders should act immediately to impartially investigate the enforced disappearances of two men, and release or charge everyone in their custody who has been arbitrarily detained.
It seems someone in Nepra did not do their homework and came up with a random figure arbitrarily.
Rather than arbitrarily stopping your medications, kindly see your counsellor who will suggest other more amenable medications that you can take.
In 2014, the AICPA brought suit against IRS, claiming that IRS lacks statutory authority to implement the AFSP, that it acted arbitrarily and capriciously in adopting the program, and that it failed to engage in required notice and comment rule making.
NNA - A UN panel has said that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who sought refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, has been arbitrarily detained in violation of international law.
The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan is set to consider a draft law on legalization of land plots with individual houses arbitrarily built before 3 August 2012, leader of the Ata Meken faction Omurbek Tekebayev said on May 23 during the visiting session in Osh.