Ar"bi*trate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arbitrated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Arbitrating (#).] [L. arbitratus, p. p. of arbitrari to be a hearer or beholder of something, to make a decision, to give judgment, fr. arbiter. See Arbiter.]

1.

To hear and decide, as arbitrators; as, to choose to arbitrate a disputed case.

2.

To decide, or determine generally.

South.

There shall your swords and lances arbitrate The swelling difference of your settled hate. Shak.

 

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Ar"bi*trate (#), v. i.

1.

To decide; to determine.

Shak.

2.

To act as arbitrator or judge; as, to arbitrate upon several reports;; to arbitrate in disputes among heighbors; to arbitrate between parties to a suit.

 

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