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arbiternoun [C]

uk   /ˈɑː.bɪ.tər/  us   /ˈɑːr.bɪ.t̬ɚ/
(Definition of arbiter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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arbiternoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑr·bɪ·t̬ər/
a ​person who ​acts as a ​judge in an ​argument or of a ​subject of ​interest: Certain ​magazines are arbiters of ​fashion. An arbiter is also an ​arbitrator.
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arbiternoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɑːbɪtər/
someone whose ​opinion has a lot of ​influence: arbiter of fashion/style/taste He ​rose from polite but humble beginnings to become an arbiter of taste and manners.
LAW a ​person or ​organization that has the ​power to make a decision about what is acceptable or ​legal: the final/sole/ultimate arbiter It is the country's ​parliament which remains the ​final arbiter of which ​laws are ​passed and in what ​form.
(Definition of arbiter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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