Definition of arbitrariness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɑːbɪtrərinəs//
    , BrE//ˈɑːbɪtrinəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrbətrerinəs//
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  1. 1the fact of not seeming to be based on a reason, system or plan and sometimes seeming unfair There was an arbitrariness to the museum's acquisitions.
  2. 2(formal) the use of power without restriction and without considering other people Court officials were suspected of arbitrariness and personal bias.