Meaning of “arbiter” in the English Dictionary

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(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.

(Definition of “arbiter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"arbiter" in Business English

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arbiternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɑːbɪtər/ us

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)