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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.
deposition of the original arbitrament with the clerk office of the court; and shall be brought before the competent Court of Appeal-' and seek a court order setting the Domestic Arbitral Award aside (Article 205 & 207 / CPC).
Philip Jessup, also of Columbia University and a judge on the International Court of Justice, wrote in 1948: "Sovereignty, in its meaning of an absolute, uncontrolled state will, ultimately free to resort to the final arbitrament of war, is the quicksand upon which the foundations of traditional international law are built.
Alison realizes instantly that this "heads or tails," this decree of happenstance, requiring strict obedience to "the arbitrament of chance," must signal an irreversible break.
The tone-setting organ of the Deakist party, Pesti naplo, spoke darkly on 17 November of submitting the Black Sea question to "the arbitrament of war" and called for a "holy war" against Russia.
While he notes that "the arbitrament of battle for the possession of the women has long ceased" among civilized peoples, Darwin does acknowledge that a man is more likely to be the rival of other men (2004, 628).