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arbitration
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
the process of solving an argument with the help of an impartial referee
  • Dix had been brought to his senses by arbitration, and Wakem's advice had not carried him far.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (30% in)
  • Apparently he was not disappointed, for he presently said, "I know what I'll do: I'll talk it over wi' Riley; he's coming to-morrow, t' arbitrate about the dam."
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares…. (37% in)
  • Mr. Tulliver, not without a particular reason, had abstained from a seventh recital of the cool retort by which Riley had shown himself too many for Dix, and how Wakem had had his comb cut for once in his life, now the business of the dam had been settled by arbitration, and how there never would have been any dispute at all about the height of water if everybody was what they should be, and Old Harry hadn't made the lawyers.
    1.3 -- Book 1 Chapter 3 -- Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning…. (3% in)

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