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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.
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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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