Definition of ADJUDICATOR

a person who impartially decides or resolves a dispute or controversy <since they seemed to be in a hopeless stalemate, both labor and management agreed to use an independent adjudicator to decide the terms of the contract>
a public official having authority to decide questions of law <the appellate court refused to hear the case, thus allowing the judgment of previous adjudicators to stand>
Synonyms adjudicator, beak [chiefly British], bench, court, jurist, justice, magistrate

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