or ar·bit·re·ment

[ahr-bi-truh-muh nt]


the decision or sentence pronounced by an arbiter.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for arbitrament

Historical Examples of arbitrament

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

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



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

  • 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



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