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- n. The quality or state of being arbitrary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being arbitrary; despoticalness; tyranny.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being arbitrary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment
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Second, this arbitrariness is compounded by the fact that each judge narrows the field for the next round, meaning that Lois Lowry could easily be choosing between two books that say nothing at all to her.
I know arbitrariness is a problem in some areas of law, and the use of “greater than ten rounds” as the basis for “large-capacity” seems to be no more than “The Brady folks convinced several legislatures to call ‘ten’ the cut-off for ‘large’” with no bearing to the actual relative sizes of magazines in reality. jcm: If you dont need a permit to hold a gun, why do you need it to demonstrate?
For many women, size arbitrariness is ultimately a value, as it allows those who are uncomfortable with their bodies (most women, probably) to avoid any actual measurements of their bodies.
So there is a perennial temptation to appeal to the idea of arbitrariness when discussing the alleged informational nature of some biological causation.
What Steacy has done here is exactly the kind of arbitrariness the rape shield law was designed to prevent.
Magnus Striet of Freiburg University, also in Germany, defends Kant's influence on modern Christian theology, and denies that Kant's idea of the autonomy of the individual is the 'arbitrariness' which Benedict rejects.
This would go a long way to eliminating "arbitrariness" from the system.
"I have resolved on the extermination of all mortals," but, unfortunately, he introduces a tone of arbitrariness which is just the thing that is not involved in the phrase "before me."
The popes always upheld with earnestness the episcopal authority, and sought to free the inquisitional tribunals from every kind of arbitrariness and caprice.
A 47-member delegation of the JKPCC had met Sonia recently and complained against the "arbitrariness" of