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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.
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)
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.
one chosen to settle a controversy; an umpire or arbitrator.See also: Agreement
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|Noun||1.||arbiter - 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 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"|
third party - someone other than the principals who are involved in a transaction