Re arbitrate

arbitrate

[ahr-bi-treyt]
verb (used with object), arbitrated, arbitrating.
1.
to decide as arbitrator or arbiter; determine.
2.
to submit to arbitration; settle by arbitration: to arbitrate a dispute.
verb (used without object), arbitrated, arbitrating.
3.
to act as arbitrator or arbiter; decide between opposing or contending parties or sides.
4.
to submit a matter to arbitration.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin arbitrātus decided, judged (past participle of arbitrārī), equivalent to arbit(e)r arbiter + -ātus -ate1

arbitrative, adjective
rearbitrate, verb, rearbitrated, rearbitrating.
unarbitrated, adjective
unarbitrative, adjective
well-arbitrated, adjective
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arbitrate (ˈɑːbɪˌtreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to settle or decide (a dispute); achieve a settlement between parties
2.  to submit to or settle by arbitration
 
[C16: from Latin arbitrāri to give judgment; see arbiter]
 
'arbitrable
 
adj
 
'arbitrator
 
n

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arbitrate
1580s, from L. arbitratus, pp. of arbitrari "to give a decision," from arbiter (see arbiter). In modern usage, an arbiter makes decisions of his own accord and is accountable to no one but himself; an arbitrator (early 15c.) decides issues referred to him by the parties.
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