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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
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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.