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a person empowered to judge or make determinations: She will act as arbiter in the dispute.
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orbiter – a space probe designed to orbit a planetary body: The orbiter will land shortly.
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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.
[Middle English arbitre, from Old French, from Latin arbiter, of Phoenician origin; see ʕrb in Semitic roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
arbiter- Latin for "judge, supreme ruler."
See also related terms for judge.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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1. judge, referee, umpire, arbitrator, adjudicator the court's role as arbiter in the law-making process
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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1. (= adjudicator) → árbitro/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
arbiter[ˈɑːrbɪtər] n → arbitre m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
arbiter[ˈɑːbɪtəʳ] n (frm) → arbitro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995