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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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The movement of humanity, arising as it does from innumerable arbitrary human wills, is continuous.
But to arrive at these laws, resulting from the sum of all those human wills, man's mind postulates arbitrary and disconnected units.
Finally, with respect to the comparative value of the various groups of species, such as orders, sub-orders, families, sub-families, and genera, they seem to be, at least at present, almost arbitrary. Several of the best botanists, such as Mr.
Think not that there is anything arbitrary in the numbers of parts of which that whole, that mysterious microcosm which you call a drama or a romance, is composed.
Slum dwellers in Kisumu have accused the police of brutality and arbitrary arrests.
Rabat Human Rights Watch (HRW) has finally commented on the "arbitrary" arrest of its leading member Ahmed Benchemsi.On August 9, Algerian security services arrested the Middle East communications and advocacy director at HRW at 2 p.
While the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the gaming operations of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is only verbal, it is not arbitrary, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra explained Tuesday.
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It is a matter of concern that chicken sellers in different residential areas are selling chicken at arbitrary rates and residents are compelled to buy chicken as proper markets are normally located little away from residential areas.
Arbitrary detention of funds from tax revenues owed to Palestinians as a dangerous step that constitutes a flagrant violation of international law, says Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Arab League Secretary General The League of Arab States has warned of the seriousness of the financial situation faced by the Palestinian Authority as a result of the recent arbitrary detention by the Israeli occupation authorities of funds from tax revenues owed to Palestinians, which constitute about 60% of the budget of the Palestinian Authority.

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