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Examples from the Web for arbiter
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|DAILY BEAST
This man should be considered an arbiter of a historical woman?
Second, HR's role is to serve as the company's arbiter of equity.
I should have been forced to go had not the King chanced in and I made him the arbiter.The Hero of the People|Alexandre Dumas
The judge is not Minos nor Rhadamanthus, but "God the maker is the arbiter."The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
A subaltern or any other officer of the British navy ought not to be arbiter in such a case.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume VIII (of 20)|Charles Sumner
The fist82 is the arbiter, although the boot is sometimes called into exercise.The Lumberjack Sky Pilot|Thomas D. Whittles
Advantage is the only arbiter of human relations; every other consideration is set aside.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
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Word Origin for arbiter
Word Origin and History for arbiter
late 14c., from Old French arbitre or directly from Latin arbiter "one who goes somewhere (as witness or judge)," in classical Latin used of spectators and eye-witnesses, in law, "he who hears and decides a case, a judge, umpire, mediator;" from ad- "to" (see ad-) + baetere "to come, go." The specific sense of "one chosen by two disputing parties to decide the matter" is from 1540s. The earliest form of the word attested in English is the fem. noun arbitress (mid-14c.) "a woman who settles disputes."