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Meaning of ARBITER

Pronunciation:  '├órbitur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
  2. [n]  someone with the power to settle matters at will; "she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion"

ARBITER is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: arbitrator, supreme authority
 See Also: expert, go-between, intermediary, intermediator, mediator, third party



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ar"bi*ter\, n. [L. arbiter; ar- (for ad) + the root of
    betere to go; hence properly, one who comes up to look on.]
    1. A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a
       controversy between them.
    Note: In modern usage, arbitrator is the technical word.
    2. Any person who has the power of judging and determining,
       or ordaining, without control; one whose power of deciding
       and governing is not limited.
             For Jove is arbiter of both to man.   --Cowper.
    Syn: Arbitrator; umpire; director; referee; controller;
         ruler; governor.
  2. \Ar"bi*ter\, v. t.
    To act as arbiter between. [Obs.]
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