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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of arbitrari, from arbiter; ARBITER

arbitrate

verb
     
ar‧bi‧trate [intransitive and transitive]
to officially judge how an argument between two opposing sides should be settled
arbitrate between
A committee will arbitrate between management and unions.
arbitrate in
The tribunal arbitrates in disputes.
arbitrator noun [countable]

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