Arbiter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɑːrbɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word arbiter
Brit.  |ˈɑːbɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word arbiter

noun

- someone with the power to settle matters at will

she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion

- someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue(syn: arbitrator, umpire)

the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature

Examples

The mayor will act as the final arbiter in any disputes between board members.

...the dean of student affairs is the proper arbiter when a student disputes a grade...

The designer has received rave reviews from such arbiters of taste as Elle magazine.

The European Court of Justice will be the final arbiter (=make the final decision) in the dispute.

she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion

the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature

the arbiter will have the last say

Word forms

noun
singular: arbiter
plural: arbiters
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