American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person chosen to settle the issue between parties engaged in a dispute. See Synonyms at judge.
- n. One having the ability or power to make authoritative decisions; an arbiter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who decides some point at issue between others; one who formally hears and decides a disputed cause submitted by common consent of the parties to arbitration.
- n. One who has the power of deciding or prescribing according to his own absolute pleasure; an absolute governor, president, autocrat, or arbiter. See arbiter.
- n. Synonyms Umpire, Referee, etc. See judge, n.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A person, or one of two or more persons, chosen by parties who have a controversy, to determine their differences. See arbitration.
- n. One who has the power of deciding or prescribing without control; a ruler; a governor.
- n. someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
“The arbitrator is getting impatient and cuts you off.”
“The arbitrator simply ruled that, compared to the punishment meted out to the others, Way's was too severe, and the arbitrator is right.”
“Why else do you think the arbitrator is holding off on a decision on that subject?”
“The decision by the arbitrator is final and binding in most cases.”
“An arbitrator is to decide Thursday whether the penalties already handed down by the league include reneging Smith's”
“The ideal arbitrator is a judge with no ideas but judicial ideas and no interests but the interests of his country.”
“The Post editorial board, meanwhile, urges DCPS to fight, calling the arbitrator's decision "mind-boggling" and identifying the failings of some of the fired teachers -- "the instance of a teacher sending mass e-mails to the entire school staff rebuking her supervisors, the case of a teacher who was rude and aggressive, and so on.”
“If they decide to resolve disputes using principles of sharia and using an imam as an arbitrator, that is perfectly acceptable under the arbitration act.”
“PIRRO: No, my understanding is that he was fired but then he was reinstated by an arbitrator, which is very different from an acquittal.”
“Dodsley was referred to as the arbitrator, when he ridiculed the idea of consulting him on the subject, saying, 'Every fool knows they are in _Hudibras_.”
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