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v. ar·bi·trat·ed, ar·bi·trat·ing, ar·bi·trates
1. To judge or decide in or as in the manner of an arbitrator: arbitrate a dispute between neighbors.
2. To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration: Management and labor agreed to arbitrate their remaining differences.
1. To serve as an arbitrator or arbiter.
2. To submit a dispute to arbitration.

[Latin arbitrārī, arbitrāt-, to give judgment, from arbiter, arbitr-, arbiter; see arbiter.]

ar′bi·tra′tive (-trā′tĭv) adj.


having the power to arbitrate
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Adj.1.arbitrative - relating to or having the authority to arbitratearbitrative - relating to or having the authority to arbitrate; "an arbitrative board"
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Although variously described in the press as an arbitrative body, the term is inaccurate as the law does not allow the Ombudsman the authority to impose rulings, but rather assigns an out-of-court mediating role aimed at an amicable settlement that would ideally culminate in a mutually acceptable proposal.
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