ar·​bi·​tra·​ble | \ ˈär-bə-trə-bəl How to pronounce arbitrable (audio) , är-ˈbi- How to pronounce arbitrable (audio) \

Definition of arbitrable

: 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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First Known Use of arbitrable

1531, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arbitrable

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

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“Arbitrable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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