Definition of arbitrator in English:



  • An independent person or body officially appointed to settle a dispute.

    • ‘This body consisted of an international list of arbitrators who would mediate disputes between states.’
    • ‘Management also offered to refer the matter before an independent arbitrator.’
    • ‘He defended the role of his reader's editor, who acts as an independent arbitrator of reader complaints.’
    • ‘If there is a dispute, the parties appoint arbitrators, contractually created judges to resolve the dispute.’
    • ‘A forum such as the State Ombudsman, can act as the arbitrator in the event of future disputes.’
    • ‘We have been critics of domain dispute arbitrators since the beginning.’
    • ‘He is calling for the appointment of an independent arbitrator to nip the dispute in the bud.’
    • ‘He's a fair, tough, but independent arbitrator and his reputation is second to none.’
    • ‘It is likely that arbitrators and independent experts will remain busy for the foreseeable future.’
    • ‘A government arbitrator has been appointed to help try to resolve the dispute.’
    • ‘But it must throw into doubt the ability of the tribunal to be a final arbitrator of disputes.’
    • ‘So naturally when the arbitrators of the labour dispute committee heard the case, they couldn't help laughing either.’
    • ‘In the event of a request for arbitration, each party shall appoint an arbitrator and the arbitrators shall appoint an umpire.’
    • ‘This act allows family disputes to be resolved outside of court by arbitrators according to their own religious and cultural beliefs.’
    • ‘Each party shall appoint its arbitrator and the two arbitrators shall choose an umpire before instituting the hearing.’
    • ‘The arbitral tribunal shall be composed of three arbitrators, it being agreed that all three arbitrators shall be appointed by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.’
    • ‘It has taken weeks of negotiations by the Football Authority to appoint the arbitrators after both Wimbledon and the Football League rejected several other names put forward.’
    • ‘Parties can also use Information Technology professionals with training in computer security as arbitrators, rather than judges with no computer science background.’
    • ‘Judges who leave the bench in any state can go into practice as private mediators or arbitrators.’
    • ‘The latter, with the possible collaboration of two further arbitrators appointed by the parties, will have the task of proposing an agreement acceptable to both parties.’
    adjudicator, arbiter, judge, umpire, referee, assistant referee, linesman, line judge
    mediator, conciliator, intervenor, intercessor, go-between, negotiator, peacemaker
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