Definitions of arbitration

  1. the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment; "they submitted their disagreement to arbitration" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The settlement of a dispute by a group of persons chosen by those on each side; settlement of a question by mutual agreement; as, disputes between modern nations should be settled by arbitration. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A settlement by one or more umpires. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. The settling of a controversy by an arbitrator or arbitrators. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The hearing and determining of a dispute by a person or persons chosen by the parties. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The hearing and deciding of a disputed matter by one or more persons. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for arbitration

  1. If you have just cause for complaint, the matter can be settled through arbitration and the guild will see that you have no further trouble. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  2. You have fired before the signal and an arbitration would go against you. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford