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arbitrary
used in Oliver Twist

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based on chance or impulse (rather than upon reasoning, consistent rules, or a proper sense of fairness)
  • Although the presiding Genii in such an office as this, exercise a summary and arbitrary power over the liberties, the good name, the character, almost the lives, of Her Majesty's subjects, expecially of the poorer class; and although, within such walls, enough fantastic tricks are daily played to make the angels blind with weeping; they are closed to the public, save through the medium of the daily press.
    Chapter 11 — Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and Furnishes a.... (76% in)

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