Definition for AR'BI-TER

AR'BI-TER, n. [L.]

  1. A person appointed, or chosen by parties in controversy, to decide their differences. This is its sense in the civil law. In modern usage, arbitrator, is the technical word.
  2. In a general sense, now most common, a person who has the power of judging and determining, without control; one whose power of deciding and governing is not limited.
  3. One that commands the destiny, or holds the empire of a nation or state. – Milton.

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