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- n. A female arbiter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A female arbiter; an arbitratrix.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female arbiter: as, an arbitress of fashion.
I supposed it concerned me, more than any other, to be the arbitress of the quarrels of unruly spirits. —
Beauty arbitress Linda Wells (with touch-ups by her Allure editors) shares the Confessions of a Beauty Editor (Bulfinch).
It was clear that she had been a very desirable and distinguished figure, the mistress of her little section of the world; but more than that, she was the person of all others who seemed to him the arbitress of life, the woman whose judgment was naturally right and steady, as his had never been in spite of all his culture.
It was accordingly put into the hand of his fair arbitress, who read it immediately with an audible voice.
Mute arbitress of all thy sad, thy rapturous threnody.
Mr. Trevelyan then related the foregoing sallies to the fair arbitress, who listened with keen relish and enjoyment.
Eloquent and witty, she was the delight of her neighbors, and their chronicle and arbitress.
Here she reigns supreme, the arbitress of the everlasting weal or woe of untutored infancy.
He contended that his majesty, by undertaking the office of mediator, would have added lustre to the national character, and have placed Britain in the exalted situation of arbitress of the world.
For many years we were content to let France remain the arbitress of the lighter departments of taste: lately she has ceded this province to us, and England has dictated with uncontested superiority.
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners