, youthinkthat it is not based on anyprincipleplan, or system. It oftenbecause of this.

Arbitrary arrests and detention without trial were common.

He is horrified by the apparent arbitrariness by which she sets the prices.

founded on or subject toprejudices, etc;capricious

(of a government,ruler, etc) despotic ordictatorial

(esp of apenaltyorpunishment) notlaiddown bystatute; within the courtsdiscretion

not fixed by rules, but left to onesjudgmentorchoicediscretionary

based on onespreferencenotion, whim, etc.; capricious

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It makes whatappearto be arbitrary choices between.

To single out ahandfulseems rather arbitrary.

It is afor thesupremacyof law over arbitrary power.

Earnings mayalsobebiasedbyinflationand a longlistof arbitraryaccountingchoices.

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The subject matteroverlapsto adegreethat makes thechaptersseem arbitrary.

It alsotendedtolimittheexerciseof arbitrary power by theemperorhimself.

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But ifimplementedit would have represented adangerousexercise in arbitrary power.

Infacttheselectionseems more arbitrary than this.

Despite the rather arbitrarynatureof the, it makes.

Such choices arequitearbitrary, and cannot be thebasisof aof language.

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Under this politicalarrangementpeoplegaina greatdealofprotectionfrom the arbitrary exercise of power that is so common in.

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It meantandefficiency, both of which wereon the arbitrary exercise of power.

Theydisciplinedandas they, with employeesenjoyingfew protections from arbitrary and capricioustreatment.

And I shouldloathefor us tofounderon so capricious and arbitrary a matter as atechnicalglitch.

Theretrospectiveand, in some cases, arbitrary nature of thetaxhas been deeplyresented.

Not only are thedistinctionswedrawbetween male nature and female naturelargelyarbitrary and often: they are completely beside the point.

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When punishmentcomes- such is the arbitrary nature of things – it is often for the.

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, you think that it is not based on any principle, plan, or system.

Arbitrary arrests and detention without trial were common.