Portuguese translation of 'arbitrary'
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In fact the selection seems more arbitrary than this.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
It also tended to limit the exercise of arbitrary power by the emperor himself.World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)
Not only are the distinctions we draw between male nature and female nature largely arbitrary and often pure superstition: they are completely beside the point.Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)
The subject matter overlaps to a degree that makes the chapters seem arbitrary.The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
Earnings may also be biased by inflation and a long list of arbitrary accounting choices.Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)
It can also seem a little arbitrary.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The retrospective and, in some cases, arbitrary nature of the tax has been deeply resented.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
And I should loathe for us to founder on so capricious and arbitrary a matter as a technical glitch.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
For an academic all-rounder, medicine was an almost arbitrary choice.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
When punishment comes - such is the arbitrary nature of things - it is often for the wrong offence.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Despite the rather arbitrary nature of the latter requirement, it makes perfect sense.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But the arbitrary nature of the regime in Khartoum does not affect only those wrongly imprisoned.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It is a test case for the supremacy of law over arbitrary power.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It meant legal rationality and efficiency, both of which were modern improvements on the arbitrary exercise of power.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It seemed to be arbitrary and unsatisfactory.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But if implemented it would have represented a dangerous exercise in arbitrary power.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
These days arbitrary power has unmistakably comic undertones.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
To single out a handful seems rather arbitrary.Christianity Today (2000)
It makes what appear to be arbitrary choices between alternative possibilities.Infinite in All Directions (1989)
Such choices are quite arbitrary, and cannot be the basis of a serious definition of language.The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)
They disciplined and discharged employees as they saw fit, with employees enjoying few protections from arbitrary and capricious treatment.Human Resource Management in Government (1995)
Under this political arrangement people gain a great deal of protection from the arbitrary exercise of power that is so common in agrarian societies.Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)
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British English: arbitrary ADJECTIVE
If you describe an action, rule, or decision as arbitrary, you think that it is not based on any principle, plan, or system.
Arbitrary arrests and detention without trial were common.
Translation of arbitrary from the Collins English to Portuguese Dictionary