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arbiter

Noun

1 someone with the power to settle matters at will; "she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion" [syn: supreme authority]
2 someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue [syn: arbitrator]

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈɑːbɪtə(r)/

Noun

arbiter
  1. A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a controversy between them; an arbitrator.
  2. (With of) Any person who has the power of judging and determining, or ordaining, without control; one whose power of deciding and governing is not limited; as, an arbiter of fashion.

Translations

determine controversy
judge without control

Verb

to arbiter
  1. To act as arbiter between.

Latin

Noun

  1. master

Inflection

Extensive Definition

Arbiter may refer to:
arbiter in German: Arbiter (Begriffsklärung)
arbiter in Dutch: Arbiter
arbiter in Russian: Арбитраж

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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