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Definitionthe process of solving an argument with the help of an impartial referee
- They submitted their disagreement to binding arbitration.
arbitration = the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee
- If the client declines to arbitrate, the lawyer will proceed with litigation.
- Arbitration is used to settle many differences out of court.
- He was called upon to arbitrate disputes as though he were an unofficial judge, and Rebecca also enjoyed the high opinion most people had for him.Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
- Jem arbitrated, awarded me first push with an extra time for Dill, and I folded myself inside the tire.Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Give me some present counsel, or, behold,
'Twixt my extremes and me this bloody knife
Shall play the umpire, arbitrating that
Which the commission of thy years and art
Could to no issue of true honour bring.William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
- We're going to ask our minister to help arbitrate the dispute.
- I then insisted on the matter being submitted to arbitration...Shaw, George Bernard -- An Unsocial Socialist
- Thoughts speculative their unsure hopes relate; But certain issue strokes must arbitrate: Towards which advance the war.William Shakespeare -- Macbeth
- Struggle for life is the law of existence but but human philirenists, notably the tsar and the king of England, have invented arbitration.James Joyce -- Ulysses
- Courts of arbitration—the very idea!Thomas Mann -- The Magic Mountain
- They made an offer to submit the whole question at issue to arbitration; and at the end of ten days the unions accepted it, and the strike was called off.Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
- Dix had been brought to his senses by arbitration, and Wakem's advice had not carried him far.George Eliot -- The Mill on the Floss
- For two weeks they studied, debated, and arbitrated the list of guests.Sinclair Lewis -- Babbitt
- Eddis suggested arbitration by the Court of the Ten Nations, but Attolia refused.Megan Whalen Turner -- Queen of Attolia
- The first characteristic of judicial power in all nations is the duty of arbitration.Alexis de Toqueville -- Democracy In America, Volume 1
- Those mirrors, you understand; when the light is on the mirrors seem to be sitting in judgment over me to arbitrate a punishment if everything doesn't come out right.Ken Kesey -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- They discussed and debated and raved and ranted until they were on the verge of blows, when it was decided to submit the question to arbitration by the princesses.Norton Juster -- The Phantom Tollbooth
- I assumed Baeh was honoring the traditional Confucian structure of community, where in each village a prominent elder man heard the townspeople's grievances and arbitrated and ruled.Chang-rae Lee -- Native Speaker
- Mais pardon, il est un petit peu toque; he maintains, for instance, that district councils and arbitration boards are all of no use, and he is unwilling to take part in anything.Leo Tolstoy -- Anna Karenina
arbitrate = try to settle an argument with the help of an impartial referee
arbitrate = help settle disputes as an impartial referee
arbitrated = acted as an impartial referee
arbitrating = helping solving an argument