ar·​bi·​tral ˈär-bə-trəl How to pronounce arbitral (audio)
: relating to arbiters or arbitration

Examples of arbitral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While not obliged to do so, UEFA can rely on the decision of a national or international sports body, an arbitral tribunal, or a state court - which may be important if Barca are found guilty on corruption charges set to be lodged by Spain's Prosecutor's Office. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 In seeking to vacate the March 2021 arbitral award, which also required him to pay $8,887.50 in fees, Rollins argued to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos that he had been denied access to evidence, including compliance records showing that Windhorst was on a restricted list. Chris Dolmetsch,, 14 Apr. 2022 Masters said an offer of an independent arbitral tribunal was rejected by the bidders. Rob Harris, Star Tribune, 9 Sep. 2020 When that happens, there are arbitral bodies [such as] the International Court of Justice. Annabelle Timsit, The Atlantic, 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., 25 Aug. 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arbitral was in 1609

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“Arbitral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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ar·​bi·​tral ˈär-bə-trəl How to pronounce arbitral (audio)
: of or relating to arbitrators or arbitration
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