from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person chosen to settle the issue between parties engaged in a dispute. See Synonyms at judge.
  • n. One having the ability or power to make authoritative decisions; an arbiter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person to whom the authority to settle or judge a dispute is delegated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person, or one of two or more persons, chosen by parties who have a controversy, to determine their differences. See arbitration.
  • n. One who has the power of deciding or prescribing without control; a ruler; a governor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who decides some point at issue between others; one who formally hears and decides a disputed cause submitted by common consent of the parties to arbitration.
  • n. One who has the power of deciding or prescribing according to his own absolute pleasure; an absolute governor, president, autocrat, or arbiter. See arbiter.
  • n. Synonyms Umpire, Referee, etc. See judge, n.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue


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