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arbitrate

[ahr-bi-treyt] /ˈɑr bɪˌtreɪt/
verb (used with object), arbitrated, arbitrating.
1.
to decide as arbitrator or arbiter; determine.
2.
to submit to arbitration; settle by arbitration:
to arbitrate a dispute.
verb (used without object), arbitrated, arbitrating.
3.
to act as arbitrator or arbiter; decide between opposing or contending parties or sides.
4.
to submit a matter to arbitration.
Origin of arbitrate
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin arbitrātus decided, judged (past participle of arbitrārī), equivalent to arbit(e)r arbiter + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
arbitrative, adjective
rearbitrate, verb, rearbitrated, rearbitrating.
unarbitrated, adjective
unarbitrative, adjective
well-arbitrated, adjective
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  • The agreement also includes methods for arbitrating differences.

    The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth
  • But who made it so as there was no arbitrating and no justice to be got?

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV. Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • As for the other Churches, they have not the same power of arbitrating in national quarrels.

    Outspoken Essays William Ralph Inge
  • The arbitrating board consisted of three members from each of the two nations.

    The Path of Empire Carl Russell Fish
  • The sworn classers are nominated by the directors, and concern themselves solely with the classing and arbitrating of cotton.

    Bremen Cotton Exchange Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
  • But the opportunity was also taken of arbitrating old feuds and squabbles.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris
British Dictionary definitions for arbitrating

arbitrate

/ˈɑːbɪˌtreɪt/
verb
1.
to settle or decide (a dispute); achieve a settlement between parties
2.
to submit to or settle by arbitration
Derived Forms
arbitrable, adjective
arbitrator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin arbitrāri to give judgment; see arbiter
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Word Origin and History for arbitrating

arbitrate

v.

1580s (arbitrable is recorded from 1530s), "to give an authoritative decision," from Latin arbitratus, past participle of arbitrari "be of an opinion, give a decision," from arbiter (see arbiter). Meaning "to act as an arbitrator" is from 1610s. Related: Arbitrated; arbitrating. The earlier verb form was arbitren (early 15c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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