Ar"bi*tra`tor (#), n. [L., fr. arbitrari: cf. F. arbitrateur.]


A person, or one of two or more persons, chosen by parties who have a controversy, to determine their differences. See Arbitration.


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 peace. Addison.

Syn. -- Judge; umpire; referee; arbiter. See Judge.


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