noun ar·bi·ter \ˈär-bə-tər\

: 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

Full Definition of ARBITER

:  a person with power to decide a dispute :  judge
:  a person or agency whose judgment or opinion is considered authoritative <arbiters of taste>

Examples of ARBITER

  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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