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arbitrate

verb [I/T]  us   /ˈɑr·bɪˌtreɪt/
to make a formal judgment to decide an argument: [T] A referee was hired to arbitrate the dispute.
arbitrator
noun [C]  us   /ˈɑr·bɪˌtreɪ·t̬ər/ (also arbiter)
The independent arbitrator has the approval of both sides in the dispute.
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