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arbiter

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noun ar·bi·ter \ˈär-bə-tər\

Simple Definition of arbiter

  • : a person who is considered to be an authority on what is right, good, or proper

  • : a person who has the power to settle an argument between people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of arbiter

  1. 1 :  a person with power to decide a dispute :  judge

  2. 2 :  a person or agency whose judgment or opinion is considered authoritative <arbiters of taste>

Examples of arbiter in a sentence

  1. The mayor will act as the final arbiter in any disputes between board members.

  2. <the dean of student affairs is the proper arbiter when a student disputes a grade>



Origin of arbiter

Middle English arbitre, from Anglo-French, from Latin arbitr-, arbiter


First Known Use: 14th century


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arbiter

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noun ar·bi·ter \ˈär-bə-tər\

Legal Definition of arbiter



Origin of arbiter

Latin, onlooker, arbitrator



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