They become a matter of subjective and arbitrary whim if they are cut off from collective deliberations.
Why couldn't people see that tradition, while rather arbitrary , was the only fair way to do things?
The following films deal with rebellion against arbitrary or repressive authority.
This system was so arbitrary and irrational that it resulted in large numbers of poor persons being excluded.
Police officers cannot take arbitrary measures based on suspicion.
To put those forms of authority on the same register as the state and-worse-subject them all to the arbitrary power of the state is not helpful.
He was an eloquent opponent of the exercise of arbitrary power by governments the world over.
To each triangle, there exists a similar triangle of arbitrary magnitude.
The very idea of the rule of law is partly derived from the conclusion that it is reasonable and morally good to limit arbitrary power.
So too, one might think that an organized police force poses less of a threat of arbitrary power than a volunteer force.