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arbitrary
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 3
1. Depending on will or discretion; not governed by any fixed rules; as, an arbitrary decision; an arbitrary punishment.
2. Exercised according to one's own will or caprice, and therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the possession of power.
3. Despotic; absolute in power; bound by no law; harsh and unforbearing; tyrannical; as, an arbitrary prince or government.
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