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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person appointed to hear disputed matters.

Usage examples (37)
  • Shall we ask Mr. Francis to be the arbiter?
  • She was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion
  • Epishin called the arbiter while pressing on his side of the clock.
  • It will be McCain if race is the final arbiter, which is also very possible. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The Space Station is an "orbiter" (something that revolves around) of the earth, so it certainly cannot act as an "arbiter" (judge) if there is a disagreement within NASA.
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