Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Arbiter (Page: 77)

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. &hand; 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.
Arbiter (Page: 77)

Ar"bi*ter, v. t. To act as arbiter between. [Obs.]