Definition of arbitration in English:



  • [mass noun] The use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute:

    ‘Tayside Regional Council called for arbitration to settle the dispute’
    ‘binding arbitration’
    • ‘One of the terms of the contract is that, in the event of dispute, the claim must be referred to arbitration.’
    • ‘Key to the deal is a compromise on arbitration to resolve disputes between growers and millers.’
    • ‘In practice, the whole arbitration is going to have to be reopened and probably re-pleaded.’
    • ‘Under a joint venture contract the dispute was decided by arbitration in Quebec.’
    • ‘The parties agreed to refer their dispute to one Rabbi Rosner for mediation and arbitration.’
    • ‘Seventy percent of all arbitrations are settled before the hearing, and an experienced attorney will know how to best negotiate a fair settlement.’
    • ‘It is beyond dispute that the arbitration in this case was governed by the Arbitration Act.’
    • ‘It then urged the union to involve the government arbitration service, Acas.’
    • ‘The arbitration continued and is now concluded except for the arbitrator's award.’
    • ‘The two sides have agreed to take the matter to arbitration to avoid expensive legal costs.’
    • ‘They voted on Monday by 55 to 27 to accept a proposal of binding arbitration in the dispute.’
    • ‘As in litigation, contract breach and damages must also be proved in arbitration.’
    • ‘The usual practice is to resolve problems through arbitration, it says.’
    • ‘Claims can be settled via mutual consent, by arbitration or by a court award.’
    • ‘Parliament has not abolished arbitration and litigation of construction disputes.’
    • ‘Indeed, such persons might be dissuaded from arbitration under the supervision of the English court.’
    • ‘Management refused to allow arbitration while industrial action continued.’
    • ‘Our conversation ended well enough, and he did suggest arbitration if I wanted it.’
    • ‘The union is now calling for binding arbitration to settle the dispute.’
    • ‘Now the tiniest household decision makes motor industry arbitration seem like a cosy chat.’
    adjudication, mediation, mediatorship, negotiation, conciliation, intervention, interceding, interposition, peacemaking
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