Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Arbitrate (Page: 77)

Ar"bi*trate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arbitrated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Arbitrating (#).] [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.]

1. To hear and decide, as arbitrators; as, to choose to arbitrate a disputed case.

2. To decide, or determine generally. South.

There shall your swords and lances arbitrate The swelling difference of your settled hate. Shak.

Arbitrate (Page: 77)

Ar"bi*trate (#), v. i.

1. To decide; to determine. Shak.

2. To act as arbitrator or judge; as, to arbitrate upon several reports;; to arbitrate in disputes among heighbors; to arbitrate between parties to a suit.