Definition of Arbiter

1. Noun. Someone with the power to settle matters at will. "She was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion"

Exact synonyms: Supreme Authority
Generic synonyms: Expert

2. Noun. Someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue. "An umpire was appointed to settle the tax case"
Exact synonyms: Arbitrator, Umpire
Generic synonyms: Evaluator, Judge
Specialized synonyms: Third Party
Derivative terms: Arbitrate, Arbitrate

Definition of Arbiter

1. n. A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a controversy between them.

2. v. t. To act as arbiter between.

Definition of Arbiter

1. Noun. A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a controversy between them; an arbitrator. ¹

2. Noun. (context: with (term of)) A person or object having the power of judging and determining, or ordaining, without control; one whose power of deciding and governing is not limited. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To act as arbiter. ¹

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Definition of Arbiter

1. one chosen or appointed to judge a disputed issue [n -S] : ARBITRAL [adj]

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Literary usage of Arbiter

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1. Roman Private Law in the Times of Cicero and of the Antonines by Henry John Roby (1902)
"It is clear that judex was the more general term, and that arbiter was a special ... In Plautus arbiter is used both in the early sense of a witness (Capt. ..."

2. Manual of the Law of Scotland by John Hill Burton (1847)
"failure the party making the request, and having himself appointed a;i arbiter, may appoint such arbiter to act on behalf of both partie,; and such arbiter ..."

3. The Scots Digest of Scots Appeals in the House of Lords from 1707 and of the by Robert Candlish Henderson, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1908)
"arbiter—Duty of to Bring Accepted Submission to Final Conclusion.—An arbiter having accepted of a submission by minutes, and issued notes of Lis intended ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"PETRONIUS arbiter (FIRST CENTURY AD: DIED 66) BY HARRIET WATERS PRESTON JN THE solemn last book of the fragmentary Annals of Tacitus, where the historian is ..."

5. Manual of Classical Literature by Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1854)
"5 439) perhaps more properly than with the philosophers. He received ihe surname of arbiter, as director of public amusements. ..."

6. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"(5) The king as arbiter of commerce.—Another light, in which the laws of England consider the king with regard to domestic concerns, is as the arbiter of ..."

7. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 by United States President (1896)
"He expressed his regret that His Britannic Majesty's Government should still consider any part of the opinion of the arbiter obligatory on either party. ..."

8. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"For it ¡H nut possible for the same шап to bo alike the arbiter of his own desire and of fortune. And should ho tail in his views, then, ..."

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