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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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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.
Invention of the precedent elevates the trial-at-law from the low estate of a fortuitous ordeal to the noble attitude of a dirigible arbitrament.
OEDIPUS Then may the gods ne'er quench their fatal feud, And mine be the arbitrament of the fight, For which they now are arming, spear to spear; That neither he who holds the scepter now May keep this throne, nor he who fled the realm Return again.
However, prior to enforcement, a party has a right to raise an appeal against the Domestic Arbitral Award, on a number of grounds, within 15 days of the '..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." (19)
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.