What is the opposite of arbitrary?

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Opposite of based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system
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Opposite of of, or typical of, a despot or tyrant
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Opposite of using power or authority without considering the feelings of others
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Opposite of insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way
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Opposite of exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way
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Opposite of having a tendency to inflict suffering and pain on others
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Opposite of having unpredictable outcomes
“The results of these tests should be largely predictable unless something goes wrong.”
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Opposite of given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood, thinking or behavior
“A creole language is a stable natural language developed from a mixture of different languages.”
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Opposite of arbitrary in nature
“He does his best to combat stereotyping and present a balanced, analytical account.”
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Opposite of set as guide
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Opposite of inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true
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Opposite of of or pertaining to prescribing or enjoining, especially an action or behavior based on a norm or standard
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Opposite of too bad to be justified, excused or tolerated
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Opposite of left to personal choice
“We have made it compulsory for first-year students to attend classes twice a week in the lab.”
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Opposite of very unusual, strange, or unexpected
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(law) Opposite of performed speedily and without formal ceremony
“Dismantling such structures has proved difficult, and the process of economic reform has often been tentative, dilatory, and slow.”
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Opposite of universally agreed upon
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Opposite of very severe or strict
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Opposite of unfair, unequal or unjust
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Opposite of happening by chance rather than intention
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