noun, plural ar·bi·trar·ies.
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People who have applied for services describe an arduous and arbitrary qualifying process.People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials.|by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star, with data analysis by Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star|November 5, 2020|ProPublica
While firms can turn to the courts if they view CFIUS’s actions as arbitrary or heavy-handed, this may be a long shot.How the secretive CFIUS became a powerful weapon in the trade wars|Jeff|October 19, 2020|Fortune
Israel operates a complex permit regime for Palestinians, described by human rights groups as exploitative and arbitrary.Palestinians Are Breaking Lockdown to Go to the Beach|Fiona Zublin|September 18, 2020|Ozy
She knows that the signifier has an arbitrary relationship with the signified.The true love story in Elif Batuman’s The Idiot is a love affair with language|Constance Grady|September 11, 2020|Vox
Moreover, once Greendale is saved, they quickly call of their engagement further revealing its arbitrariness.‘Community’ Season Finale: Greendale Stares into the Abyss, Again|Chancellor Agard|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She is chosen, not by any momentary arbitrariness, but as a result of foregoing hereditary conditions: she obeys.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3)|George Eliot
There can be no irregularity, inconsistency, arbitrariness or caprice in His doings, for such would mean injustice.The Vitality of Mormonism--Brief Essays|James E. Talmage
The assumption has been that arbitrariness was the chief feature of the whole process.The Bible and Life|Edwin Holt Hughes
All law is supposed to be just, otherwise it is arbitrariness and not law.Elements of Morals|Paul Janet
Sometimes she opposes and quarrels with her, if the mother has less tact than arbitrariness.The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. II (of 2)|Eliza Lynn Linton