Conduct or acts based alone upon one's will, and not upon any course of reasoning and exercise of judgment. Carman v. Myers, 183 Okl. 141, 80 P.2d 624, 626

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.


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  • arbitrariness — n 1. capriciousness, whimsicalness, whimsicality, unreasonableness; willfulness, stubbornness, perverseness, mulishness, obstinacy, intransigence. 2. imperiousness, magisterialness, domineeringness, overbearingness, high handedness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • arbitrariness — ar·bi·trar·i·ness …   English syllables

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