arbiter elegantiae

noun
ar·bi·ter el·e·gan·ti·ae | \ˈär-bə-tər-ˌe-lə-ˈgan-shē-ˌē\
variants: or arbiter elegantiarum \ˈär-bə-tər-ˌe-lə-ˌgan-shē-ˈa-rəm, -ˈer-əm \

Definition of arbiter elegantiae 

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

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First Known Use of arbiter elegantiae

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arbiter elegantiae

Latin, judge of elegance

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