a person empowered to decide matters at issue; judge; umpire.
a person who has the sole or absolute power of judging or determining.
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- su·per·ar·bi·ter, noun
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How to use arbiter in a sentence
The arbiter said the walk-throughs at those schools were too brief and did not allow participants to view enough of the building.D.C. public schools planned to reopen Monday but weather will keep classes virtual, mayor says | Perry Stein | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Then imagine waiting for a neutral arbiter to pick between the two amounts — nothing in between — and making a public decision so everyone, including your teammates, can see the goodwill fraying.As MLB arbitration deadline nears, Nats contend with increasingly odd process | Jesse Dougherty | January 13, 2021 | Washington Post
Future experiments, as always, will be the ultimate arbiter in this matter.A Breakthrough in Measuring the Building Blocks of Nature - Facts So Romantic | Subodh Patil | January 8, 2021 | Nautilus
“You are the final arbiter of how honest or not your election is in your state,” Giuliani told Michigan lawmakers.The Trailer: How one GOP winner rolled Democrats in the Midwest | David Weigel | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
One of their most popular is Kids Court, in which Alexa acts as an arbiter for kids’ inevitable fights.The Zoom-fatigued person’s guide to connecting virtually on Thanksgiving | Tanya Basu | November 24, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Wintour is, simply, a great arbiter and wearer of style: She should make the list.Are These Really the Best Dressed People in the World? | Tim Teeman | August 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And certainly no arbiter of what you should buy, wear, or eat.The EPA Is Keeping Up With the Kardashians; Gigi Hadid and Ireland Baldwin’s Sisley Love Triangle | The Fashion Beast Team | July 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When it is convenient, the CBO is the Nonpartisan arbiter of Absolute Truth.Democrats Can’t Accept the Trade Off of a Job-Killing Minimum Wage | Kristen Soltis Anderson | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This man should be considered an arbiter of a historical woman?
And if it gets pushed off the cliff, then who or what is our final arbiter in America?Michael Tomasky: How the Supreme Court Ended Up on the Ropes | Michael Tomasky | April 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Franks were accustomed to appeal to the drawn sword as being the only arbiter of existence.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
The one whose throw was the highest was forthwith declared the rx (magister, arbiter) bibend.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
Having got an upright judge, they must use him as the arbiter of their differences.Theodoric the Goth | Thomas Hodgkin
She was the dispenser of court favors, the arbiter of fortunes, the real ruler of the land.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII | John Lord
And with this I conclude, inclosing to you these lines, written in your own hand, and leaving you the arbiter of their value.Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for arbiter
a person empowered to judge in a dispute; referee; arbitrator
a person having complete control of something
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