Seeing this, the opponents of the elders declared that the sacrament of confession was being arbitrarily and frivolously degraded, though the continual opening of the heart to the elder by the monk or the layman had nothing of the character of the sacrament.
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It was an arbitrary decision.
The speed limit seems to be arbitrary. I can’t imagine why it is so slow.