mielivaltainen

FinnishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mielivaltainen (comparative mielivaltaisempi, superlative mielivaltaisin)

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

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • (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.
Last modified on 25 February 2014, at 02:03