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arbiter
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
someone who settles disputes — often because of reputation

or:

someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
  • To a disposition like Holgrave's, at once speculative and active, there is no temptation so great as the opportunity of acquiring empire over the human spirit; nor any idea more seductive to a young man than to become the arbiter of a young girl's destiny.
    Chapter 14 — Phoebe's Good-Bye (9% in)

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