Definitions

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  • adjective Not arbitrary.

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  • adjective not subject to individual determination

Etymologies

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non- +‎ arbitrary

Examples

  • There was a nonarbitrary cultural process that came up with Mrs. Dalloway.

    A Response to a Response

  • His challenge to Doerflinger was to defend, in a nonarbitrary way and without reference to religious principles, the notion that society should recognize moral value and legal rights at any particular point along that line.

    The Democrats and the Abortion Wars

  • (Is there some nonarbitrary way of specifying what sort of majority is required in favor of secession before it can be said that the group in question has chosen to exercise its right to secede?).

    Secession

  • But I don't think that there need be an intrinsic link of signifier to signified for a language to be used in nonarbitrary ways.

    Binary Oppositions: Good or Bad?

  • Even apart from the problems above, retributivists have yet to construct a nonarbitrary way of deciding what sentence the guilty offender deserves as punishment.

    Punishment

  • Jon Kuzmich's ostensibly abstract painting stands out by its material subtlety, but it betokens the sort of effort that lay behind Cage's refusal of nonarbitrary decision making.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • They were still, however, subject to nonarbitrary lending qualifications.

    Halfway There

  • : * Procedures for selecting who to stop must be "reasonably predictable and nonarbitrary."

    PegasusNews.com stories

  • : * Procedures for selecting who to stop must be "reasonably predictable and nonarbitrary."

    PegasusNews.com stories

  • There is no nonarbitrary way to bar religious conscience alone from politics.

    Balderdash

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