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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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But to arrive at these laws, resulting from the sum of all those human wills, man's mind postulates arbitrary and disconnected units.
Bentham and others, have strongly insisted on their arbitrary value.
One potentially transferable fact in the source domain was directly related to this overall shared structure, while the other fact was more arbitrary and less related to the shared structure.
Because we find de novo review inapplicable, we next turn to whether Reliances denial of Dragus claim for LTD benefits was arbitrary and capricious.
Continued house arrest of these three individuals contradicts Iran's international obligations, including those under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to provide minimum fair trial guarantees and not to subject citizens to arbitrary arrest or detention," State Department's statement declared, adding that "The United States calls on Iran to respect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all individuals, in Iran, consistent with its international obligations, including ensuring the fundamental right of peaceful freedom of expression and the right to participate in civil society and in the political process without fear of arbitrary arrest and detention or denial of fair trials.
Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A blockade against Qatar by several fellow members of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) is arbitrary and negatively impacting the people of the region, according to a new UN investigation.
Summary: New Delhi [India] Dec 21 (ANI): Reserving his comments on the 2008 2G spectrum scam case judgement, Union Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the allocations were "faulty, arbitrary and corrupt".
Leigh Toomey, member of the UN working group on arbitrary detention, addresses a press conference in Colombo yesterday.
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NNA - The Republic of Venezuela Thursday rejected US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and considered it an arbitrary and blatant violation of international law.
Burgos' mother filed an arbitrary detention case against Ano, Col.