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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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
Recent Examples on the Web Kahkonen and the Wild can still continue to negotiate, but a hearing will be scheduled between Oct. 20 and Nov.8 where an arbitrator could issue a ruling if a deal isn’t agreed upon beforehand. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, "Wild's Kaapo Kahkonen files for salary arbitration," 10 Oct. 2020 Bertuzzi’s decision simply means that if his agent and Yzerman can’t agree on a deal, an arbitrator will make the decision. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi files for salary arbitration," 10 Oct. 2020 On average, decertification cases now take about two years before reaching some resolution, The Times investigation found, and can be scuttled altogether if an arbitrator overturns an officer’s firing. oregonlive, "Washington state looks to overhaul police certification standards," 7 Oct. 2020 The arbitrator ruled that clerks, assistants and others who have been reporting to school buildings during remote learning should be allowed to work from home when feasible, and gave the parties two days to agree on how to move forward. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, "CPS violated union contract by making clerks work in schools during the pandemic that didn’t provide ‘safe and healthful conditions,' arbitrator rules," 2 Oct. 2020 In Pendergraft’s case, the arbitrator, Deborah Hankinson, a former justice on the Supreme Court of Texas, weighed the test’s six factors, checking off those that suggested Pendergraft had been an Arise employee. Ken Armstrong, ProPublica, "Meet the Customer Service Reps for Disney and Airbnb Who Have to Pay to Talk to You," 2 Oct. 2020 An independent arbitrator has ruled that Chicago Public Schools violated its contract with the Chicago Teachers Union by making employees such as clerks work in school buildings that may not have been safe. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, "CPS violated union contract by making clerks work in schools during the pandemic that didn’t provide ‘safe and healthful conditions,' arbitrator rules," 2 Oct. 2020 An arbitrator ruled on May 14 that the Sheriff’s Office had violated the Policeman’s Bill of Rights in firing him. Megan O'matz, sun-sentinel.com, "These are the fired Parkland cops who want their jobs back," 19 Sep. 2020 Last week, the department revealed that a Minneapolis officer who was fired for decorating a Christmas tree with racist items was back on the force after an arbitrator overturned the chief’s decision. Miguel Otárola, Star Tribune, "Poll: 2 in 3 Minneapolis voters view police unfavorably," 16 Aug. 2020

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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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21 Oct 2020

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“Arbitrator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arbitrator. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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arbitrator

noun
How to pronounce arbitrator (audio)

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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