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1. The act of arbitrating; arbitration.
2. The judgment of an arbitrator or arbiter.

[Middle English arbitrement, from Old French, from arbitrer, to judge; see arbitrage.]


1. (Law) the decision or award made by an arbitrator upon a disputed matter
2. (Law) the power or authority to pronounce such a decision
3. (Law) another word for arbitration


or ar•bit•re•ment

(ɑrˈbɪ trə mənt)

1. the act of arbitrating; arbitration.
2. the decision or sentence pronounced by an arbiter.
3. the power of absolute and final decision.
[1375–1425; Middle English arbitrement < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin arbitrāmentum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arbitrament - the act of deciding as an arbiterarbitrament - the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment; "they submitted their disagreement to arbitration"
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
References in classic literature ?
Contrariwise, certain Laodiceans, and lukewarm persons, think they may accommodate points of religion, by middle way, and taking part of both, and witty reconcilements; as if they would make an arbitrament between God and man.
Disillusioned beyond reconciliation" (1986 [1963]: 139) after the demolition of Sophiatown, Bloke registers the possibility that "I, who hate and fear violence, will be forced to appeal to the arbitrament of violence" (120).
For risk managers looking to increase their arbitrament experience, the Office of Dispute Resolution for NASD Regulation, Inc.