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Spell Check of arbitrary

Correct spelling: arbitrary

Definition of arbitrary:

1) based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice; " an arbitrary decision"; " the arbitrary rule of a dictator";" an arbitrary penalty"; " of arbitrary size and shape"; " an arbitrary choice"; " arbitrary division of the group into halves"

2) Depending on will or discretion; not governed by any fixed rules; as, an arbitrary decision; an arbitrary punishment.

3) Exercised according to one's own will or caprice, and therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the possession of power.

4) Despotic; absolute in power; bound by no law; harsh and unforbearing; tyrannical; as, an arbitrary prince or government.

Common misspellings for arbitrary:

  • arbitary (25%)
  • abitrary (15%)
  • arbitray (12%)
  • abritrary (7%)
  • arbritrary (6%)
  • arbitrari (5%)
  • arbituary (5%)
  • arbitraty (4%)
  • arbirary (3%)
  • arbritary (3%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

Examples of usage for arbitrary:

1) Katharine was disposing of the American lady in far too arbitrary a fashion. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.

2) This device rests on a natural and easily ascertained basis, though its applications are arbitrary and vary widely from tribe to tribe and from culture- status to culture- status. - "The Siouan Indians", W. J. McGee.

3) There is nothing arbitrary in all this. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.

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