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Definitions of arbiter

  1. someone with the power to settle matters at will; "she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a controversy between them. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Any person who has the power of judging and determining, or ordaining, without control; one whose power of deciding and governing is not limited. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To act as arbiter between. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A person having the power to decide a dispute. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. One chosen by parties in controversy to decide between them: a judge having absolute power of decision: an umpire:-fem. ARBITRESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. An umpire; a judge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. An arbitrator or umpire; a final judge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A person chosen by parties in a dispute to decide between them; an umpire, whose decision in any matter is regulative and beyond control. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. One appointed to settle a matter in dispute between two or more persons. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. A person chosen to decide a controversy; an arbitrator, referee. A person bound to decide according to the rules of law and equity, as distinguished from an arbitrator, who may proceed wholly at his own discretion, so that it be according to the judgment of a sound man. Cowell. According to Mr. Abbott, the distinction is as follows: "Arbitrator" is a technical name of a person selected with reference to an established system for friendly determination of controversies. which, though not judicial, is yet regulated by law ; so that the powers and duties of the arbitrator, when once lie is chosen, are prescribed by law, and his doings may be judicially revised if he has exceeded his authority. "Arbiter" is an untechnical designation of a person to whom a controversy is referred, irrespective of any law to govern the decision; and is the proper word to signify a referee of a question outside of or above municipal law. But it is elsewhere said that the distinction between arbiters and arbitrators is not observed in modern law. Russ. Arb. 112. In the Roman law. A judge Invested with a discretionary power. A person ap pointed by the pra;tor to examine and decide that class of causes or actions termed "bonce fidei," and who had the power of judging according to the principles of equity, {ex wquo ct bono;) distinguished from the judex, (q. v.,) who was bound to decide according to strict law. Inst. 4, 6, 30, 31. thelawdictionary.org
  13. One who, decides without any control. A judge with the most extensive arbitrary powers; an arbitrator. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  14. är'bit-[.e]r, n. one chosen by parties in controversy to decide between them: a judge having absolute power of decision: an arbitrator: umpire:--fem. AR'BITRESS.--ns. AR'BITRAGE, exercise of the functions of the arbiter; ARBIT'RAMENT, ARBIT'REMENT, the decision of an arbiter: determination: choice.--v.i. AR'BITRATE, to act as an arbiter: to determine.--ns. ARBITR[=A]'TION; AR'BITR[=A]TOR (same as ARBITER):--fem. AR'BITR[=A]TRIX.--ARBITRATION OF EXCHANGE, the determination of the rate of exchange between two currencies when there are one or more intermediate places through which the operations must pass.--TO SUBMIT TO ARBITRATION, to defer a matter of private, public, or international controversy to the judgment of certain persons selected. [L.--ar = ad, to, and bit-[)e]re (cog. with Gr. bai-nein), to go or come; sig. one who comes to look on, a witness, a judge.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Judge; one appointed by two parties to settle dispute, umpire; one who has entire control (of). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [Latin] A person appointed by parties in controversy, to decide their differences. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. A judge appointed by the parties, to whole determination they voluntarily submit; a judge. Complete Dictionary

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