arbitrary law definition, arbitrary law meaning | English dictionary




1    founded on or subject to personal whims, prejudices, etc.; capricious  
2    having only relative application or relevance; not absolute  
3    (of a government, ruler, etc.) despotic or dictatorial  
4      (Maths)   not representing any specific value  
an arbitrary constant     
5      (Law)   (esp. of a penalty or punishment) not laid down by statute; within the court's discretion  
     (C15: from Latin arbitrarius arranged through arbitration, uncertain)  
  arbitrarily      adv  
  arbitrariness      n  
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1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
law of evolution, only the fittest survive, the ones that can adapt
UNO, United Nations, UN. abbr. The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, ...
state securities laws
تطبيق القوانين
message containing legal threats (often grounded on fictive laws) sent on the purpose of intimidating the receiver
formed of "cartoon" and "attorney"
relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws
au milieu des armes, les lois sont silencieuses
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