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Definition of Arbiter


  1. A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a controversy between them.
  2. Any person who has the power of judging and determining, or ordaining, without control; one whose power of deciding and governing is not limited.
  3. To act as arbiter between.

Arbiter Quotations

Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms that have held him captive; it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for individual and social harmony.
Emma Goldman

The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
James Buchanan

The single despot stands out in the face of all men, and says: I am the State: My will is law: I am your master: I take the responsibility of my acts: The only arbiter I acknowledge is the sword: If any one denies my right, let him try conclusions with me.
Lysander Spooner

Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The conductor is the artistic leader and sometimes cultural arbiter of his or her community. It is their leadership that is looked to and should anything go wrong, they are the persons taking most of the heat.
Leonard Slatkin
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Arbiter Translations

arbiter in Dutch is arbiter, scheidsrechter
arbiter in French is artitre, arbitre
arbiter in German is Schiedsmann, Schiedsrichter
arbiter in Italian is arbitro
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