arbitrary

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arbitrary

adjective
ar·​bi·​trary | \ ˈär-bə-ˌtrer-ē, -ˌtre-rē \
1a existing or coming about seemingly at random or by chance or as a capricious and unreasonable act of will
1b based on or determined by individual preference or convenience rather than by necessity or the intrinsic nature of something
2a not restrained or limited in the exercise of power
2b marked by or resulting from the unrestrained and often tyrannical exercise of power
3 law : depending on individual discretion (as of a judge) and not fixed by law

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Games of chance generally rely on the arbitrary result of a random event like the roll of a die.

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