- a person chosen to decide a dispute or settle differences, especially one formally empowered to examine the facts and decide the issue.
Origin of arbitrator
Examples from the Web for arbitrator
And they chose Bosambo, paramount and magnificent chief of the Ochori, as arbitrator.Bones
He occupied all governmental offices, and was the arbitrator of domestic life.Mizora: A Prophecy
Mary E. Bradley
I have reason to remember their squabble, for they wanted to make me their arbitrator.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2
George Gordon Byron
Often chosen for his prudence and justnes to be an arbitrator; and he was a great peace-maker.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)
For how should they choose an enemy in arms to be arbitrator?
Word Origin and History for arbitrator
early 15c., from Old French arbitratour (13c.), from Latin arbitrator "a spectator, hearer, witness, judge," agent noun from past participle stem of arbitrari, from arbiter (see arbiter). The legal form of popular arbiter; in modern usage, an arbiter makes decisions of his own accord and is accountable to no one but himself; an arbitrator (early 15c.) decides issues referred to him by the parties.