noun, plural ar·bi·trar·ies.
- arbitration bar,
- arbitration, the,
Origin of arbitrary
Examples from the Web for arbitrariness
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
According to the Romantic doctrine, the artistic omnipotence of the Ego and the arbitrariness of the poet can submit to no law.
The sequel was curious, and showed how generally Trpoffs arbitrariness was condemned.Mysteries of Police and Crime|Arthur Griffiths
Whatever other criticism may be levelled against it, it is immune from the charge of arbitrariness.
He shows himself in this an opponent of all mysticism, sentimentality and arbitrariness.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
But under all arbitrariness one will discern some underlying theory as to what a description of a book should contain.
Word Origin for arbitrary
early 15c., "deciding by one's own discretion," from Old French arbitraire (14c.) or directly from Latin arbitrarius "depending on the will, uncertain," from arbiter (see arbiter). The original meaning gradually descended to "capricious" and "despotic" (1640s). Related: Arbitrarily; arbitrariness.