ar·​bi·​tral | \ ˈär-bə-trəl How to pronounce arbitral (audio) \

Definition of arbitral

: relating to arbiters or arbitration

Examples of arbitral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When that happens, there are arbitral bodies [such as] the International Court of Justice. Annabelle Timsit, The Atlantic, "When the World Outlawed War," 19 Oct. 2017 Of course, China isn't resolving its disputes peacefully, and Beijing has explicitly rejected the landmark ruling of an arbitral tribunal under the convention in question., "The State Department is tilting dangerously toward China," 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of arbitral

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arbitral

borrowed from Late Latin arbitrālis, from arbitr-, arbiter arbiter + -ālis -al entry 1

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“Arbitral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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ar·​bi·​tral | \ ˈär-bə-trəl How to pronounce arbitral (audio) \

Legal Definition of arbitral

: of or relating to arbitrators or arbitration

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