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academic freedom in educational institutions, the freedom of a teacher to teach, of a student to learn, and of both to discuss and hold opinions, esp. about social, political, and moral issues, without arbitrary interference or reprisals by school or public officials, organized groups, or the like.
domineer to rule or exercise power in an arrogant or arbitrary manner; tyrannize. [2/3 definitions]
due process an established set of legal procedures and methods designed to protect citizens against arbitrary action by the government. U.S. law dictates that all judicial action must follow these consistent procedures and safeguards in order to protect the rights of individuals.
fiat an authoritative, often arbitrary, decree or order.
high-handed arbitrary and domineering in action or manner.
nonarbitrary combined form of arbitrary.
nonresistant one who does not resist, esp. one who refuses to use violence or force either in self-defense or in opposition to arbitrary or illegal authority. [1/2 definitions]
omnipotent possessing arbitrary or great power. [1/3 definitions]
Star Chamber a former English tribunal, composed of royal councillors, that became notorious for its secret sessions, arbitrary judgments, and severe punishments. [1/2 definitions]
tone row a series of tones, arranged in an arbitrary order with no duplications, used in serial music; twelve-tone series.
tyrannize to exercise complete control or power, esp. in a cruel and arbitrary manner (often fol. by "over"). [1/3 definitions]
tyrant a ruler who governs absolutely and with arbitrary or unjust cruelty and oppression. [1/3 definitions]