arbiter elegantiarum

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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


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