arbitrator

noun ar·bi·tra·tor \ ˈär-bə-ˌtrā-tər \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of arbitrator

:one that arbitrates a dispute :arbiter
  • an impartial arbitrator

Examples of arbitrator in a Sentence

  1. Both sides agreed to accept a decision by an impartial arbitrator.

  2. the couple finally agreed to let the salesclerk be the final arbitrator and tell them which shirt looked best

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Origin and Etymology of arbitrator

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


ARBITRATOR Defined for English Language Learners

arbitrator

noun

Definition of arbitrator for English Language Learners

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


ARBITRATOR Defined for Kids

arbitrator

noun ar·bi·tra·tor \ ˈär-bə-ˌtrā-tər \

Definition of arbitrator for Students

:a person chosen to settle differences in a disagreement

Law Dictionary

arbitrator

noun ar·bi·tra·tor \ ˈär-bə-ˌtrā-tər \

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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