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Meaning of ARBITER

Pronunciation:  '├órbitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
  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.]
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: amateur, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, arbitrator, authority, bencher, bon vivant, cognoscente, collector, connaisseur, connoisseur, critic, dilettante, epicure, epicurean, expert, good judge, gourmand, gourmet, his honor, his lordship, his worship, impartial arbitrator, indicator, JP, judge, Justice, magistrate, maven, moderator, referee, refined palate, third party, umpire, unbiased observer, virtuoso
 

 

 

 

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