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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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Iconicity in the theory of arbitrariness would allow for similarity even if only on an abstract level, whereby, to cite W.
A copy of the letter, exclusively accessed by ANI, said, "It seems total arbitrariness on the basis of the likings and dislikings and ignoring the other chief justices of the high courts from their initial date of appointments while recommending the appointment of judges.
The complaint protested the awful circumstances of the independent unions and the arbitrariness of the Minister of Manpower against them.
It showed that party members would not tolerate unfair and unjustified decisions being imposed by their leader, even if the party Charter gives this power; nor were they prepared to accept pitiful explanations for the arbitrariness.
It is our fundamental expectation as the business world that the probes are conducted quickly and transparently so no place is left to arbitrariness," the statement said.
Legislation in Bulgaria is drafted in a horrible way, with many loopholes that are filled with subdelegated legislation that sets the stage for administrative arbitrariness," he added.
Duplessis stands for the proposition that arbitrariness and the rule of law are conceptually antithetical values.
He has also directed the FBR to investigate the inefficiency and arbitrariness on the part of the custom officials and those found responsible may be dealt with under the Removal from Service (Special Powers) Ordinance, 2000.
But arguably what the sound-track experiments ended up proving, by force, was the radical arbitrariness of any connection between shape or color and sound.
There's a certain arbitrariness to the way she globs together criticism of parenting styles and politics.
It is duty that establishes the limits within which rights must be contained in order not be become an exercise in arbitrariness.
In "'Hero and Leander': the Arbitrariness of Desire," Claude J.