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arbiter - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'arbiter' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Arbiter [ n.]
- A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a controversy between them.
- Any person who has the power of judging and determining, or ordaining, without control; one whose power of deciding and governing is not limited.
2 . Arbiter [ v. t.]
- To act as arbiter between.

Meaning of 'arbiter' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . arbiter [ n]
Meaning (1):
- someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
Example in sentence:
  • an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case;
  • the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants;
  • the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature
Meaning (2):
- someone with the power to settle matters at will
Example in sentence:
  • she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion