Recent Examples of arbitration from the Web
China, whose actions have also worried Southeast Asian nations with competing claims such as Vietnam and the Philippines, has ignored an international arbitration court ruling rejecting its claims to more than 80 percent of the waters.
Hoffman's lien on Intel's Ronler Acres campus does not contain details of its dispute with Intel, and the companies' arbitration proceedings are private.
Ownership was infuriated at former manager Dan Jennings for even playing him two years ago, not wanting to start his arbitration clock.
Western Digital has sought arbitration over the planned sale, seeking the exclusive right to negotiate with Toshiba.
Chandra said the city has a poor track record in arbitration cases.
Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 2018 Jan. 12: Salary arbitration figures exchanged.
There appears to be no contention that this dispute belongs in arbitration, which is something that has tripped up Andrea Tantaros in her own legal bid.
An independent arm would arbitrate royalty disputesusing music databases that allow arbitration to be done withspeed and precision lacking in the current system.
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Are arbiter and arbitration arbitrary?
A large portion of the words we use today come from Latin roots. Many of these words retain a meaning that is closely related to their Latin ancestor, although sometimes they will drift a considerable distance from their roots (sinister, for instance, had the meaning of “on the left side” in Latin, but also meant “unlucky, inauspicious”). In some instances, a single Latin word will give rise to multiple words in English, some of which have strayed in meaning, and others which have not.
An example of this may be found in our word arbiter. We trace it to the Latin root with the same spelling, arbiter, meaning “eyewitness, onlooker, person appointed to settle a dispute.” A number of English words stem from the Latin arbiter, many of which have to do with judging or being a judge. An arbiter is a judge, and arbitration is the act of judging, or serving as an arbiter. Yet the most common meaning of arbitrary is “existing or coming about seemingly at random or by chance or as a capricious and unreasonable act of will,” which seems to be quite a bit different in meaning from the other two words. Arbitrary does indeed come from the same Latin root, and its oldest meaning in English was “depending on choice or discretion particularly regarding the decision of a judge or a tribunal.” But over time it developed additional senses that are somewhat removed from that initial meaning.
Origin and Etymology of arbitration
ARBITRATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arbitration for English Language Learners
: a process of settling an argument or disagreement in which the people or groups on both sides present their opinions and ideas to a third person or group
ARBITRATION Defined for Kids
Definition of arbitration for Students
: the settling of a disagreement in which both sides present their arguments to a third person or group for decision
Legal Definition of arbitration
: the process of resolving a dispute (as between labor and management) or a grievance outside of the court system by presenting it to an impartial third party or panel for a decision that may or may not be binding — compare mediation final offer arbitration : interest arbitration in which the arbitrator must accept or reject the final offer of any party and may not decide to compromise grievance arbitration : arbitration of a dispute over something in an existing collective bargaining agreement —called also rights arbitration — compare interest arbitration in this entry interest arbitration : arbitration of a dispute over the provisions to be entered in a new contract — compare grievance arbitration in this entry rights arbitration : grievance arbitration in this entry
arbitrational\ˌär-bə-ˈtrā-shə-nəl\ play adjective
Origin and Etymology of arbitration
Latin arbitratio, from arbitrari to judge, arbitrate, from arbiter onlooker, arbitrator
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