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capricious

adv., adj. unpredictable and subject to whim, often used to refer to judges and judicial decisions which do not follow the law, logic or proper trial procedure. A semi-polite way of saying a judge is inconsistent or erratic.

capricious

adjective apt to change suddenly, changeable, changeful, changing, erratic, fanciful, fantasied, fantastical, fickle, flighty, fluctuating, giddy, inconstans, inconstant, irresolute, levis, mercurial, reversible, uncertain, uncontrolled, undisciplined, unmethodical, unreliable, unrestrained, unsystematic, vacillating, vagarious, variable, whimsical, without rational basis
Associated concepts: arbitrary and capricious, arbitrary, capriiious and unlawful, review of administrative determination
See also: aleatory, arbitrary, disordered, haphazard, inconsistent, irresolute, irresponsible, lawless, mutable, uncertain, undependable, unpredictable, unreasonable, unreliable, unsettled, untrustworthy, variable, volatile
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CAPRICIOUS MOODS Sometimes a whisper can be louder Than a scream, A sigh more emotional than The nightmare you dream, A tear brushed away more meaningful Than indulgence wept, Sadness held in the eyes more powerful Than words inept, A smile more poignant than laughter, The purveyor moved, so profound, The silence of no word spoken, idyllic, Defeating onrushing human sound, As shadows match the mood, or as The gentle breeze brushes the skin, Birdsong, flower faces, a flake of virgin snow Is awesome and without sin, Quietness, stillness, harmony between lovers, The tenderness of the heart, Passion in its many facets, capricious in its mood, Remnants of Cupid's dart.
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Supreme Court in 1972 because it was being applied in an arbitrary and capricious manner.
Collie appealed the board's ruling because "the decision to revoke his medical license was arbitrary and capricious and constituted an abuse of discretion as it was unduly harsh under all the circumstance of this case," according to the Arkansas Supreme Court order by Associate Justice Donald Corbin on June 7, 2007.
4) The First Circuit held that the plaintiff passenger must show the air carrier's decision to refuse transportation and rebooking is arbitrary or capricious based on the information known to the decision-maker at the time of the refusal.
This Note provides a novel and effective solution to the accountability and arbitrariness problems of presidential involvement by re-examining the doctrine of arbitrary and capricious review.
And the biggest threat to their budding relationship revolves around whether to sell out to the pop tart's capricious whims.