Meaning of ARBITRARY in English


adjective Date: 15th century depending on individual discretion (as of a judge) and not fixed by law , 2. not restrained or limited in the exercise of power ; ruling by absolute authority , marked by or resulting from the unrestrained and often tyrannical exercise of power , 3. based on or determined by individual preference or convenience rather than by necessity or the intrinsic nature of something , existing or coming about seemingly at random or by chance or as a capricious and unreasonable act of will , arbitrarily adverb arbitrariness noun

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