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Arbitrary


“Arbitrary” is an adjective. It can describe a thing which is based on chance or is unfair. Cambridge Dictionaries Online explains the latter as follows: “using unlimited personal power without considering other people’s wishes”. In this vein, “arbitrary” can also mean “despotic”.

(OPSEU v. Ontario (Minister of Education) (2016), 2016 CarswellOnt 6400, 2016 ONSC 2197 (Ont. S.C.J.) at para. 252 Lederer, J.)
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