1. [syn: arbiter, arbitrator, umpire]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Arbitrator \Ar"bi*tra`tor\, n. [L., fr. arbitrari: cf. F.
1. A person, or one of two or more persons, chosen by parties
who have a controversy, to determine their differences.
2. One who has the power of deciding or prescribing without
control; a ruler; a governor.
Though Heaven be shut,
And Heaven's high Arbitrators sit secure. --Milton.
Masters of their own terms and arbitrators of a
Syn: Judge; umpire; referee; arbiter. See Judge.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue; "the
critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern
literature"; "the arbitrator's authority derived from the
consent of the disputants"; "an umpire was appointed to
settle the tax case" [syn: arbiter, arbitrator,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "arbitrator":
JP, Justice, arbiter, bencher, broker, connection, contact, critic,
go-between, his honor, his lordship, his worship,
impartial arbitrator, indicator, interagent, intermediary,
intermediate, intermedium, internuncio, interpleader, judge,
justice, magistrate, mediator, medium, middleman, moderator,
negotiant, negotiator, referee, third party, umpire,