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arbiter


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arbiter  \Ar"bi*ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  act  as  arbiter  between.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arbiter  \Ar"bi*ter\,  n.  [L.  arbiter;  ar-  (for  ad)  +  the  root  of 
  betere  to  go  hence  properly,  one  who  comes  up  to  look  on.] 
  1.  A  person  appointed,  or  chosen,  by  parties  to  determine  a 
  controversy  between  them 
 
  Note:  In  modern  usage,  arbitrator  is  the  technical  word 
 
  2.  Any  person  who  has  the  power  of  judging  and  determining, 
  or  ordaining,  without  control;  one  whose  power  of  deciding 
  and  governing  is  not  limited. 
 
  For  Jove  is  arbiter  of  both  to  man.  --Cowper. 
 
  Syn:  Arbitrator;  umpire;  director;  referee;  controller; 
  ruler;  governor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arbiter 
  n  1:  someone  with  the  power  to  settle  matters  at  will  "she  was 
  the  final  arbiter  on  all  matters  of  fashion"  [syn:  {supreme 
  authority}] 
  2:  someone  chosen  to  judge  and  decide  a  disputed  issue  [syn:  {arbitrator}] 




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