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arbitration

[ahr-bi-trey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the hearing and determining of a dispute or the settling of differences between parties by a person or persons chosen or agreed to by them: Rather than risk a long strike, the union and management agreed to arbitration.
2.
International Law. the application of judicial methods to the settlement of international disputes.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin arbitrātiōn- (stem of arbitrātiō), equivalent to arbitrāt(us) (see arbitrate) + -iōn- -ion

arbitrational, adjective
arbitrationist, noun
proarbitration, adjective
proarbitrationist, noun, adjective
rearbitration, noun

arbitration, mediation (see synonym study at mediation).


1. See mediation.
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Arbitration, The

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a comedy (c300 b.c.) by Menander, extant only as a fragment.
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arbitration (ˌɑːbɪˈtreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  law the hearing and determination of a dispute, esp an industrial dispute, by an impartial referee selected or agreed upon by the parties concerned
2.  international law the procedure laid down for the settlement of international disputes

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arbitration
late 14c., "absolute decision," from O.Fr. arbitracion, from L. arbitrationem (nom. arbitratio) "judgment, will," noun of action from arbitratus, pp. of arbitrari, from arbiter (see arbiter). Meaning "settlement of a dispute by a third party" is from 1630s.
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arbitration definition


The settling of disputes (especially labor disputes) between two parties by an impartial third party, whose decision the contending parties agree to accept. Arbitration is often used to resolve conflict diplomatically to prevent a more serious confrontation.

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