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Synonyms for arbitrary

Synonyms for arbitrary

determined or marked by whim or caprice rather than reason

based on individual judgment or discretion

Antonyms for arbitrary

based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice

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Resident Pamela Awino said they have witnessed frequent cases of arbitrary arrests and brutality yet the Independent Police Oversight Authority (Ipoa) does not take action.
Algerian authorities deported him on August 19, according to HRW.The organization condemned his arbitrary arrest.
Asked if the directive was arbitrary since it was not put on paper, Guevarra said Duterte had a basis for his order.
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority's head of enforcement, Mark Steward, has said that commercial banks in the UK could face fines if they make arbitrary decisions on how to compensate customers exposed to fraud.
The concerned authority; Commissioner Karachi should take immediate measures to abstain all such chicken sellers who are selling chicken at arbitrary rates instead bind them to sell chicken at prescribed rates set by Commissioner office and display rates as well on daily basis.
annual report on Egypt's human rights records described the presidential election held in March 2018 as "unfair competition." The report said that the human rights violations in Egypt include unlawful or arbitrary killings, "forced disappearances, torture, arbitrary detention, harsh and life-threatening prison conditions, arbitrary arrest and detention, political prisoners, arbitrary or unlawful interference with privacy." The Egyptian spokesperson said that the US report neglected Egypt's efforts to advance the conditions of human rights in a comprehensive manner.
1019 urging the Senate to heed the call of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to release De Lima.
In addition, petitioners successfully establish traceability and redressability given that we could vacate the board's decision and determine that its decision was not based on a reasonable assurance and instead was arbitrary and capricious.
The will of God was arbitrary. As Calvin taught God could predestine a man to heaven or to hell.
Summary: Moscow [Russia], Jan 15 (Sputnik/ANI): Canada has updated its travel advisory for China to warn citizens about the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws after a court sentenced a Canadian tourist to death on Monday.
Cairo, Safar 05, 1440, October 14, 2018, SPA -- The Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt Ahmed Hafez said that his country is following with concern the repercussions of the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi, and stresses the importance of revealing the truth of what happened in the context of a transparent investigation, stressing the danger of not waiting the results of the investigations and the arbitrary charges.
has introduced two new 16-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator series from Rigol Technologies.
Summary: Downgrading an employee's position for no reason is arbitrary dismissal
Another line of research studied how the likelihood of equivalence class formation was influenced by the delays used during preliminary training that involved the establishment of identity (C [right arrow] C) or arbitrary (C [right arrow] X) relations, after which the training of necessary conditional discriminations and the testing for emergent relations were presented using trials having a simultaneous matching-to-sample format (Arntzen, Nartey, & Fields, 2014, 2015).
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