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Friday, October 24, 2003

Definitions for arbiter

  1. A person appointed or chosen to judge or decide a dispute.
  2. Any person who has the power of judging and determining.

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Citations for arbiter
There was no shortage of such socially knowing, good-natured, and adaptable folk among the charter members of the Institute, especially in its department of literature, where a sizable number were not really literary practitioners but instead high-quality magazine editors, professors, and other well-settled arbiters of taste. John Updike (Editor), A Century of Arts & Letters
Justin had a way of making people want to do things for him; of all the kids he had made himself the arbiter of cool. Rebecca Chace, Capture the Flag
Origin of arbiter
Arbiter is from Latin arbiter, "a witness, a spectator," hence "a judge of any matter."