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arbiter

noun [C] uk   /ˈɑː.bɪ.tər/ us    /ˈɑːr.bɪ.t̬ɚ/
someone who makes a judgment, solves an argument, or decides what will be done: the arbiters of fashion/taste The government will be the final arbiter in the dispute.
Translations of “arbiter”
in Spanish Àrbitro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仲裁人,公斷人,裁決人, 權威人士…
in Russian арбитр…
in Turkish hakem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仲裁人,公断人,裁决人, 权威人士…
in Polish rozjemca, arbiter…
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