Arbitrate



to decide as or ; determine.
to submit to ; settle by :
to arbitrate a dispute.
to act as or ; decide between opposing or contending parties or sides.
to submit a matter to .
Contemporary Examples

Back in 2010, we assumed we had a way to “arbitrate” the budget problem with the Simpson-Bowles Commission.
CEO Solutions to the Shutdown William L. McComb October 13, 2013

Historical Examples

Thither he repaired to arbitrate in the quarrel of two Boundary Riders.
The Childerbridge Mystery Guy Boothby

Elizabeth at once offered to arbitrate between Mary and her subjects.
History of the English People John Richard Green

Citizens in all walks of life implored Mr. Calhoun to arbitrate his difference with his men.
‘The System,’ as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution Franklin Hichborn

I have noticed that it is generally the one who is in the wrong who refuses to arbitrate.
Up the Forked River Edward Sylvester Ellis

I will not go to war upon an issue upon which, when we go to a third power to arbitrate upon it, they will say we are wrong.
Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. Josiah Quincy

“Let the peace of God rule (or arbitrate) in your hearts” (Col. 3: 15).
The Calvary Road Roy Hession

He must feed them in the famine, he must arbitrate their disputes, and he must lead them at all times.
Pony Tracks Frederic Remington

This is my section, Grant drawled with no show of inclination to arbitrate the matter.
Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie

The company arrogantly declares that there is nothing to arbitrate.
The Pullman Boycott W. F. Burns

verb
to settle or decide (a dispute); achieve a settlement between parties
to submit to or settle by arbitration
v.

1580s (arbitrable is recorded from 1530s), “to give an authoritative decision,” from Latin arbitratus, past participle of arbitrari “be of an opinion, give a decision,” from arbiter (see arbiter). Meaning “to act as an arbitrator” is from 1610s. Related: Arbitrated; arbitrating. The earlier verb form was arbitren (early 15c.).

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