• WordNet 3.6
    • v arbitrate act between parties with a view to reconciling differences "He interceded in the family dispute","He mediated a settlement"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Arbitrate To act as arbitrator or judge; as, to arbitrate upon several reports; to arbitrate in disputes among neighbors; to arbitrate between parties to a suit.
    • Arbitrate To decide, or determine generally. "There shall your swords and lances arbitrate The swelling difference of your settled hate."
    • Arbitrate To decide; to determine.
    • Arbitrate To hear and decide, as arbitrators; as, to choose to arbitrate a disputed case.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • arbitrate To act as an arbitrator, or formal umpire between contestants; mediate.
    • arbitrate To decide; determine; settle a question or rule otherwise indeterminate.
    • arbitrate To give an authoritative decision in regard to as arbitrator; decide or determine.
    • arbitrate To submit to arbitration; settle by arbitration: as, to arbitrate a dispute regarding wages.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Arbitrate to act as an arbiter: to determine
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  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    “The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. arbitratus, p. p. of arbitrari, to be a hearer or beholder of something, to make a decision, to give judgment, fr. arbiter,. See Arbiter
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—ar = ad, to, and bit-ĕre (cog. with Gr. bai-nein), to go or come; sig. one who comes to look on, a witness, a judge.


In literature:

The plans for a fresh arbitration broke down.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
One needs neither any other criterion nor other arbitrator in questions of reason.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
The second stage is the recognition of compulsory arbitration.
"Armageddon--And After" by W. L. Courtney
Flora and I, in our merry nonsense, had a mock dispute, and referred the matter to Miss Etty for arbitration.
"Autumn Leaves" by Various
Attempts were made to reopen the questions of disarmament and compulsory arbitration, but without success.
"A School History of the Great War" by Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson
All legal matters are arbitrated by the Medjlis since the abolition of the various tribunals, which were founded in 1857.
"Herzegovina" by George Arbuthnot
For these reasons the movement for compulsory arbitration has never in this country advanced very far.
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
Dispute arose as to liability, and I was called on to arbitrate.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
At this period there was rivalry between the two cities, in consequence of which Mesilim, King of Kish, was called in as arbitrator.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery" by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
I based my counsel upon the indisputable fact that there was no means of obtaining arbitration.
"President Wilson's Addresses" by Woodrow Wilson

In poetry:

"Oh," said the Judge, in robe and fur,
"The matter in dispute
To arbitration pray refer -
This is a friendly suit."
"Damon vs. Pythias" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Now, who shall arbitrate?
Ten men love what I hate,
Shun what I follow, slight what I receive;
Ten, who in ears and eyes
Match me: we all surmise,
They this thing, and I that: whom shall my soul believe?
"Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning
My neighbor chose three men in his employ,
I three, at least, accepted them with joy;
Not chosen these to arbitrate our case,
But from material at command to trace,
In harmony with law, the primal line
For boundary fence, between his farm and mine.
"Alaskan Boundary Settlement" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

Brett Gardner, who missed most of the 2012 season, has signed a new one-year deal with the Yankees, avoiding salary arbitration .
Speedy outfielder Brett Gardner and the Yankees have agreed to a $2.85 million, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration .
The New York Yankees have agreed with outfielder Brett Gardner on a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration , the team announced Friday.
Yankees, Gardner avoid arbitration .
The 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld the Oxford arbitrator 's decision in April, saying the arbitrator simply "construed the text of the arbitration agreement to authorize and require class arbitration ".
Third, specify the number of arbitrators and whether the prevailing party should recover the costs of the arbitrators and attorneys' fees.
This was due to having to reconvene a three- arbitrator panel several times—months apart—to conclude the hearing.
Another reform measure is expanding the list from which a neutral arbitrator is selected from three to seven, he said.
"The reason is because the municipalities would have the ability to strike the last arbitrator ," he said.
FINRA is pursuing a disciplinary case against Schwab, arguing that FINRA rules do not allow arbitrators to hear class action cases.
A new report says law firms and arbitrators benefit when investment treaties are expansive, leaving much room for negotiation and interpretation.
The Royals and second baseman Chris Getz avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing a $1.05 million, one-year contract that includes up to $150,000 in performance bonuses.
Ruerup was called in to arbitrate in September after limited strikes caused hundreds of flight cancellations that cost Lufthansa millions.
Some Colorado shooting victims want fund arbitrator .
Wright County was acting within the law when it fired a sheriff's deputy who shared "private law-enforcement information" with her cousin, according to an arbitrator 's ruling released Monday.

In science:

The readout of the columns is arbitrated by the core logic through a column token-pass signal and the data are sent off chip by a fast data output serializer.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
Finally, on the basis of the scores assigned to the plans in DPout and according to some arbitration plan, we select an optimal outcome or set of optimal outcomes, i.e., a unique solution or a set of solutions.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
One would like an arbitration plan to satisfy certain criteria which de fine a fair balancing of different constraints.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
Nash came up with an arbitration plan which satisfies not only Pareto Optimality, but all four of the proposed axioms.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
The idea is that by satisfying the four axioms, Nash’s arbitration plan provides a ‘fair’ solution to the problem of maximizing the degree to which both (in general: all) contraints are satisfied, that is, a solution that treats the two constra ints evenhandedly.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue