(Of an independent person or body) reach an authoritative judgment or settlement: the board has the power to arbitrate in disputes [with object]: it set up a commission to arbitrate border tensions
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- In Britain judges arbitrated on the fate of the convicted during the trial and used their powers of mercy to demonstrate the majesty of the law to a wider populace.
- It states that you do not arbitrate but, rather, the public does.
- The rational behind Weber is that were parties have a collective agreement and an arbitration provision, they should arbitrate their disputes and not utilize the court process.
mid 16th century: from Latin arbitrat- 'judged', from arbitrari, from arbiter 'judge, supreme ruler'.