Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “arbitration”

See all translations

arbitration

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌɑːbɪˈtreɪʃən/
LAW a process in which an independent person makes an official decision that ends a legal disagreement without the need for it to be solved in court: Arbitration is often preferred by firms in business disputes. binding/mandatory arbitration The Texas high court said they had to go to arbitration because that's what the signed contract required. The dispute is in arbitration.
HR a process in which an independent official tries to avoid a strike (= situation in which workers stop working as a protest) by having discussions that end a disagreement between the workers and their employer: Pension contribution levels have been fixed by collective bargaining and labor arbitration.
Translations of “arbitration”
in Chinese (Traditional) 仲裁…
in Russian третейский суд…
in Turkish bir sorunu hakem aracılığı ile çözme, aracı vasıtasıyla halletme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仲裁…
in Polish pośrednictwo, arbitraż…
(Definition of arbitration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of arbitration?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “arbitration” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ellipsis

a situation in which words are left out of a sentence but the sentence can still be understood

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More