Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

arbiter elegantiarum

play
noun arbiter el·e·gan·ti·a·rum \-ˌe-lə-ˌgan-shē-ˈa-rəm, -ˈer-əm\

Definition of arbiter elegantiarum

  1. :  a person who prescribes, rules on, or is a recognized authority on matters of social behavior and taste



Origin and Etymology of arbiter elegantiarum

Latin, literally, arbiter of refinements


First Known Use: 1728


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up arbiter elegantiarum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).