mielivaltainen

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Finnish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mielivaltainen  (comparative mielivaltaisempi, superlative mielivaltaisin)

  1. arbitrary
  2. extrajudicial (carried out without legal authority)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • (extrajudicial): There's no established exact equivalent to the term "extrajudicial" in Finnish. Mielivaltainen appears frequently in juridical literature, but also laiton (illegal, lawless) and ilman tuomiota ("without verdict") have been used.
Teloitukset ilman tuomiota olivat Ruandan sisällissodan aikana yleisiä.
Extrajudicial executions were common during the Rwandan civil war.