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arbitrament

or ar·bit·re·ment

[ahr-bi-truh-muh nt]
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noun
  1. the act of arbitrating; arbitration.
  2. the decision or sentence pronounced by an arbiter.
  3. the power of absolute and final decision.

Origin of arbitrament

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin arbitrāmentum, equivalent to Latin arbitrā(rī) to arbitrate + -mentum -ment; replacing Middle English arbitrement < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin
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Examples from the Web for arbitrament

Historical Examples

  • That which was passing in his mind must be the arbitrament of her fate.

    The Macdermots of Ballycloran</p>

    Anthony Trollope

  • Oh, Socrates (he answered, deprecatingly), will you not leave it to the arbitrament of Cleinias?

  • If so, what fairer test of courage will you propose than the arbitrament of war—the war just ended?

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • Yet he knew that this was a matter which must be left to the arbitrament of time.

    The Invader

    Margaret L. Woods

  • Force of arms had decided the issue, and we accepted its arbitrament.

    The Believing Years

    Edmund Lester Pearson


British Dictionary definitions for arbitrament

arbitrament

noun
  1. the decision or award made by an arbitrator upon a disputed matter
  2. the power or authority to pronounce such a decision
  3. another word for arbitration
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