arbitrator

noun
ar·​bi·​tra·​tor | \ ˈär-bə-ˌtrā-tər How to pronounce arbitrator (audio) \

Definition of arbitrator

: one that arbitrates a dispute : arbiter an impartial arbitrator

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Synonyms for arbitrator

Synonyms

adjudicator, arbiter, judge, referee, umpire

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Examples of arbitrator in a Sentence

Both sides agreed to accept a decision by an impartial arbitrator. the couple finally agreed to let the salesclerk be the final arbitrator and tell them which shirt looked best

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The arbitration will be conducted by a single arbitrator. National Geographic, "Student Expeditions Terms & Conditions," 12 June 2019 Faraday Future asked the arbitrator to loosen Evergrande’s grip on its IP and other assets, which were offered as collateral in order to secure the $2 billion investment. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Federal court freezes Faraday Future CEO’s ownership stake, California mansions," 14 Dec. 2018 Russell can challenge the leave before an arbitrator, and the leave can be extended for additional seven-day periods if the union agrees. Fox News, "Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims," 22 Sep. 2018 If Newsham upholds the firing, Trainer can appeal to an arbitrator, then to the District’s employee relations board, and then to court. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "D.C. officer who fatally shot motorcyclist appeals termination," 8 June 2018 After the trial, the plaintiffs’ lawyers asked Jerry P. Roscoe, a Center City lawyer and arbitrator, to decide how to allocate the $227 million. Joseph A. Slobodzian, Philly.com, "'I'm not angry,' says Mariya Plekan, 5 years after losing legs in Salvation Army building collapse," 1 June 2018 The companies continued to trade blows in public, and Faraday Future was awarded some relief: a Hong Kong arbitrator decided in October that the startup could seek new funding. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Trump administration criticizes Chinese company’s attempted takeover of Faraday Future," 21 Nov. 2018 If talks fail, the union will begin discovery and ultimately can present its case to an independent arbitrator. Ken Belson, New York Times, "N.F.L. Players Association Files Grievance Over Anthem Policy," 10 July 2018 The clause, however, expressly limits the commissioner’s authority to serve as the arbitrator. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "NFL Teams Previously Have Settled in Cheerleader Lawsuits. Will Texans' Ex-Cheerleaders Set Different Precedent?," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of arbitrator

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arbitrator

Middle English, borrowed from Medieval Latin arbitrātor "umpire," from Latin arbitrārī "to consider, judge, arbitrate" + -tor, agent suffix

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The first known use of arbitrator was in the 15th century

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arbitrator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of arbitrator

: a person who is chosen to settle a disagreement between people or groups

arbitrator

noun
ar·​bi·​tra·​tor | \ ˈär-bə-ˌtrā-tər How to pronounce arbitrator (audio) \

Kids Definition of arbitrator

: a person chosen to settle differences in a disagreement

arbitrator

noun
ar·​bi·​tra·​tor | \ ˈär-bə-ˌtrā-tər How to pronounce arbitrator (audio) \

Legal Definition of arbitrator

: an impartial person or group that is given the power by disputing parties to resolve their dispute — compare mediator

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