Arbiter Definition

ärbĭ-tər
arbiters
noun
arbiters
One agreed upon or appointed to judge or decide a disputed issue; an arbitrator.
American Heritage
A person selected to judge a dispute; umpire; arbitrator.
Webster's New World
One whose opinion or judgment is considered authoritative or worthy of respect.
An arbiter of fashion.
American Heritage
A person fully authorized or qualified to judge or decide.
Webster's New World

One called upon to decide a legal dispute outside of a court. See also arbitrator and conciliator.

Webster's New World Law
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verb
To act as arbiter.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Arbiter

Noun

Singular:
arbiter
Plural:
arbiters

Origin of Arbiter

  • Middle English arbitre from Old French from Latin arbiter of Phoenician origin ʕrb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French arbitre, from Latin arbiter (“a witness, judge, literally one who goes to see”).

    From Wiktionary

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