arbitrary power

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Let us not insult the free and gallant citizens of America with the suspicion, that they would be less able to defend the rights of which they would be in actual possession, than the debased subjects of arbitrary power would be to rescue theirs from the hands of their oppressors.
Although the presiding Genii in such an office as this, exercise a summary and arbitrary power over the liberties, the good name, the character, almost the lives, of Her Majesty's subjects, expecially of the poorer class; and although, within such walls, enough fantastic tricks are daily played to make the angels blind with weeping; they are closed to the public, save through the medium of the daily press.
Descended from generations victimised by the instruments of an arbitrary power, he was racially, nationally, and individually afraid of the police.
Razumov thought to himself that this man entrusted with so much arbitrary power must have believed what he said or else he could not have gone on bearing the responsibility.
It harms the cause of good governance by dimming hope and giving incentive to arbitrary power.
What united Tunisians and Egyptians in their democratic uprisings, as is the case today with the people of Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and Iran, was freedom from interference and a struggle against the concentration of arbitrary power.
This arbitrary power is enshrined in law and was given to the Land Registry because it was believed that the state was being short-changed by buyers and sellers who would declare a lower price in order to pay lower fees.
Most criticism of Dodd-Frank focuses on its massive regulatory burden, but its most costly and dangerous effects are the uncertainty and arbitrary power it has created by the destruction of the rule of law.
The institutional checks and balances I am talking about are mechanisms that limit the arbitrary power of the executive branch.
Responding to the progressive accusation that in the market economy "all that remains is the sheer arbitrary power of one will against another," Woods counters:
The doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis the 16th's Ancient Regime.

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