Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “arbitrate”

arbitrate

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˈɑːbɪtreɪt/ LAW
to make an official decision that ends a legal disagreement between people or groups without the need for the disagreement to be solved in court: "We believe that a judge will ultimately say this should be arbitrated, not litigated, and we would comply with that," he said. A LIFFE official is responsible for ensuring an orderly pit and for arbitrating in the case of disputed trades.
to agree to allow a qualified person to find an acceptable solution to a disagreement without the need for the disagreement to be solved in court: Investors generally must agree when they open an account to arbitrate any dispute rather than go to court.
(Definition of arbitrate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of arbitrate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “arbitrate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shadow

an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More