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 .
Historical Examples

The agreement also includes methods for arbitrating differences.
The Armies of Labor Samuel P. Orth

But who made it so as there was no arbitrating and no justice to be got?
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol IV. Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

As for the other Churches, they have not the same power of arbitrating in national quarrels.
Outspoken Essays William Ralph Inge

The arbitrating board consisted of three members from each of the two nations.
The Path of Empire Carl Russell Fish

The sworn classers are nominated by the directors, and concern themselves solely with the classing and arbitrating of cotton.
Bremen Cotton Exchange Andreas Wilhelm Cramer

But the opportunity was also taken of arbitrating old feuds and squabbles.
The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris

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

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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