• WordNet 3.6
    • n high-handedness overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n high-handedness Highhanded, arbitrary, and unreasonable conduct or treatment.
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In literature:

Courage, for the schoolboy, is merely physical courage, aplomb, boldness, recklessness, high-handedness.
"Where No Fear Was" by Arthur Christopher Benson
She was, truth to tell, secretly surprised and thrilled by her own high-handedness.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
For his high-handedness she would make him suffer in kind.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
But just here the high-handedness of Cook frustrated itself.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
The Vicomte laughed in his kindly way at what he was pleased to term my high-handedness.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
And yet it would be only just to make the father pay once for his high-handedness.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
Penalties of this high-handedness were not sanctioned by law.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus

In science:

This is evidence that V in the single pulses not only has a mean of zero, but is also tightly distr ibuted around its mean, because a broad distr ibution would include pulses of high S/N of either handedness which would inevitably increase |V |.
Radio Pulsars
This results in a randomisation of the handedness of the circular polar isation which effectively reduces the mean V , but leads to a relatively high |V |.
Radio Pulsars
For example, in a high-Q 0+ → 0+ β decay, the back-to-back emission of the e+ and νe is forbidden for a V − A interaction because of unbalanced angular momentum associated with the handedness of the leptons.
Fundamental Symmetries and Conservation Laws