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ar·bi·ter

 (är′bĭ-tər)
n.
1. One agreed upon or appointed to judge or decide a disputed issue; an arbitrator.
2. One whose opinion or judgment is considered authoritative or worthy of respect: an arbiter of fashion.

[Middle English arbitre, from Old French, from Latin arbiter, of Phoenician origin; see ʕrb in Semitic roots.]

arbiter

(ˈɑːbɪtə)
n
1. (Law) a person empowered to judge in a dispute; referee; arbitrator
2. a person having complete control of something
[C15: from Latin, of obscure origin]

ar•bi•ter

(ˈɑr bɪ tər)

n.
1. a person empowered to decide matters at issue; judge; umpire.
2. a person or group having the sole or absolute power of judging or determining.
[1350–1400; Middle English arbitour, arbitre < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin arbiter]

arbiter

- Latin for "judge, supreme ruler."
See also related terms for judge.

arbiter

one chosen to settle a controversy; an umpire or arbitrator.
See also: Agreement
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arbiter - someone with the power to settle matters at willarbiter - someone with the power to settle matters at will; "she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion"
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
2.arbiter - someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issuearbiter - someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue; "the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature"; "the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants"; "an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case"
evaluator, judge - an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
third party - someone other than the principals who are involved in a transaction

arbiter

noun
1. judge, referee, umpire, arbitrator, adjudicator the court's role as arbiter in the law-making process
2. authority, expert, master, governor, ruler, dictator, controller, lord, pundit Sequins have often aroused the scorn of arbiters of taste.

arbiter

noun
A person, usually appointed, who decides the issues or results, or supervises the conduct, of a competition or conflict:
Sports: ref, ump.
Translations
арбитър
sovittelijavälittäjä

arbiter

[ˈɑːbɪtəʳ] N
1. (= adjudicator) → árbitro/a m/f
2. (fig) to be an arbiter of taste/styleser un árbitro del buen gusto/de la moda

arbiter

[ˈɑːrbɪtər] narbitre m

arbiter

n
(of fate etc)Herr(in) m(f), → Gebieter(in) m(f) (→ of über +acc); to be the arbiter ofHerr(in) sein über (+acc); they were the arbiters of good taste/stylesie waren die Päpste des guten Geschmacks/Stils

arbiter

[ˈɑːbɪtəʳ] n (frm) → arbitro
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