The poor kid didn't even have a real birthday, only the arbitrarily chosen date of January 1st.
The name is comparatively modern, and is, no doubt, arbitrarily selected.
It is true that several of the Neoplatonists professed to accept all the teaching both of Plato and of Aristotle, whereas, in fact, they arbitrarily interpreted Aristotle so as to make him agree with Plato, and Plato so as to make his teachings consistent with the Oriental doctrines which they had adopted, in the same manner as the schoolmen attempted to reconcile Aristotle with the doctrines of the church.
In a uniform magnetic field of unit intensity formed in empty space the induction or magnetic flux across an area of I square centimetre normal to the direction of the field is arbitrarily taken as the unit of induction.
Having given her sanction to a measure, that it be not arbitrarily altered or modified by the minister.