Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.
I should make no scruple of frightening him within an inch of his life, for his good.
A reviewing court's determination that an agency acted in an arbitrary manner will often depend on the technical requirements of the governing law.
In many instances, the term implies an element of bad faith, and it may be used synonymously with tyrannical or despotic.
The term arbitrary refers to the standard of review used by courts when reviewing a variety of decisions on appeal.
"Vow it then, madame," cried the prince, furious at not intimidating his victim.
The tone of the press there was intimidating, particularly toward Russia.
However, the reviewing court is free to determine how the law should apply to those facts.
If the reviewing court concludes that the agency's actions were so arbitrary as to be out-side any reasonable interpretation of the law, the court may overturn the agency's decision or remand the case back to the agency for further proceedings in accordance with the court's decision. The term arbitrary describes a course of action or a decision that is not based on reason or judgment but on personal will or discretion without regard to rules or standards.An arbitrary decision is one made without regard for the facts and circumstances presented, and it connotes a disregard of the evidence.The bewilderment on the poor little face was frightening me.And though she was frightening him, she did not inspire him with reverence.I have no intention of frightening her; I shall give her every chance.