ar·​bi·​tra·​ble ˈär-bə-trə-bəl How to pronounce arbitrable (audio) är-ˈbi- How to pronounce arbitrable (audio)
: subject to decision by arbitration

Examples of arbitrable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As such, an arbitrator would, in Wu's eyes, have first crack in determining whether the dispute was arbitrable. Eriq Gardner, Billboard, 19 July 2019

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Word History


borrowed from Medieval Latin arbitrābilis, from Latin arbitrārī "to consider, judge, decide" (verbal derivative of arbitr-, arbiter "onlooker, arbiter") + -bilis "capable of (acting or being acted upon)" — more at -able

First Known Use

1531, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arbitrable was in 1531

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“Arbitrable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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