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arbiter

[ ahr-bi-ter ]

noun

  1. a person empowered to decide matters at issue; judge; umpire.
  2. a person who has the sole or absolute power of judging or determining.


arbiter

/ ˈɑːbɪtə /

noun

  1. a person empowered to judge in a dispute; referee; arbitrator
  2. a person having complete control of something


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Other Words From

  • super·arbi·ter noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of arbiter1

1350–1400; Middle English arbitour, arbitre < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin arbiter

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Word History and Origins

Origin of arbiter1

C15: from Latin, of obscure origin

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Example Sentences

The arbiter said the walk-throughs at those schools were too brief and did not allow participants to view enough of the building.

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.

Future experiments, as always, will be the ultimate arbiter in this matter.

“You are the final arbiter of how honest or not your election is in your state,” Giuliani told Michigan lawmakers.

One of their most popular is Kids Court, in which Alexa acts as an arbiter for kids’ inevitable fights.

Wintour is, simply, a great arbiter and wearer of style: She should make the list.

And certainly no arbiter of what you should buy, wear, or eat.

When it is convenient, the CBO is the Nonpartisan Arbiter of Absolute Truth.

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?

The Franks were accustomed to appeal to the drawn sword as being the only arbiter of existence.

The one whose throw was the highest was forthwith declared the rx (magister, arbiter) bibend.

Having got an upright judge, they must use him as the arbiter of their differences.

She was the dispenser of court favors, the arbiter of fortunes, the real ruler of the land.

And with this I conclude, inclosing to you these lines, written in your own hand, and leaving you the arbiter of their value.

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