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arbitration

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noun ar·bi·tra·tion \ˌär-bə-ˈtrā-shən\

Simple Definition of arbitration

  • : a process of settling an argument or disagreement in which the people or groups on both sides present their opinions and ideas to a third person or group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of arbitration

  1. :  the action of arbitrating; especially :  the hearing and determination of a case in controversy by an arbiter

arbitrational

play \-sh(ə-)nəl\ adjective

Examples of arbitration in a sentence

  1. a dispute settled by arbitration



15th Century

First Known Use of arbitration

15th century


ARBITRATION Defined for Kids

arbitration

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noun ar·bi·tra·tion \ˌär-bə-ˈtrā-shən\

Definition of arbitration for Students

  1. :  the settling of a disagreement in which both sides present their arguments to a third person or group for decision




Law Dictionary

arbitration

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noun ar·bi·tra·tion \ˌär-bə-ˈtrā-shən\

Legal Definition of arbitration

  1. :  the process of resolving a dispute (as between labor and management) or a grievance outside of the court system by presenting it to an impartial third party or panel for a decision that may or may not be binding — compare mediation final offer arbitration :  interest arbitration in which the arbitrator must accept or reject the final offer of any party and may not decide to compromise grievance arbitration :  arbitration of a dispute over something in an existing collective bargaining agreement —called also rights arbitration — compare interest arbitration in this entry interest arbitration :  arbitration of a dispute over the provisions to be entered in a new contract — compare grievance arbitration in this entry rights arbitration :  grievance arbitration in this entry

arbitrational

\ˌär-bə-ˈtrā-shə-nəl\ play adjective


Origin and Etymology of arbitration

Latin arbitratio, from arbitrari to judge, arbitrate, from arbiter onlooker, arbitrator



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