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ˌɑr bɪˈtreɪ ʃənar·bi·tra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arbitrationnoun

    (law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and management)

  2. arbitration, arbitrament, arbitrementnoun

    the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment

    "they submitted their disagreement to arbitration"


  1. arbitrationnoun

    The act or process of arbitrating.

    Etymology: From arbitracion, from arbitration, from arbitratio, from arbitrari; see arbitrate.

  2. arbitrationnoun

    A process through which two or more parties use an arbitrator or arbiter in order to resolve a dispute.

    Etymology: From arbitracion, from arbitration, from arbitratio, from arbitrari; see arbitrate.

  3. arbitrationnoun

    In general, a form of justice where both parties designate a person whose ruling they will accept formally. More specifically in Market Anarchist (market anarchy) theory, arbitration designates the process by which two agencies pre-negotiate a set of common rules in anticipation of cases where a customer from each agency is involved in a dispute.

    Etymology: From arbitracion, from arbitration, from arbitratio, from arbitrari; see arbitrate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arbitrationnoun

    the hearing and determination of a cause between parties in controversy, by a person or persons chosen by the parties

    Etymology: [F. arbitration, L. arbitratio, fr. arbitrari.]


  1. Arbitration

    Arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution, is a technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts, where the parties to a dispute refer it to one or more persons, by whose decision they agree to be bound. It is a resolution technique in which a third party reviews the evidence in the case and imposes a decision that is legally binding for both sides and enforceable. Other forms of ADR include meditation and non-binding resolution by experts. Arbitration is often used for the resolution of commercial disputes, particularly in the context of international commercial transactions. The use of arbitration is also frequently employed in consumer and employment matters, where arbitration may be mandated by the terms of employment or commercial contracts. Arbitration can be either voluntary or mandatory and can be either binding or non-binding. Non-binding arbitration is similar to mediation in that a decision can not be imposed on the parties. However, the principal distinction is that whereas a mediator will try to help the parties find a middle ground on which to compromise, the arbitrator remains totally removed from the settlement process and will only give a determination of liability and, if appropriate, an indication of the quantum of damages payable. By one definition arbitration is binding and so non-binding arbitration is technically not arbitration.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. arbitration

    The settlement of disputes out of court.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arbitration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arbitration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of arbitration in a Sentence

  1. Yoshiaki Harada:

    Everyone has agreed that we should not shy away from taking the matter to an international arbitration court and starting preparation for that step should be considered.

  2. Daniel McGarry:

    Right now, this person is on administrative leave without pay, we're going to pursue it vigorously. The next steps are the staff member can elect arbitration.

  3. Lawrence Rosen:

    The settlement agreement contained an arbitration clause that permitted EC, LLC to seek an injunction in the event of a breach or threatened breach of the agreement, the designated judge from the arbitration tribunal found that Ms. Clifford had violated the agreement and enjoined her from, among other things, filing this lawsuit.

  4. Vitaly Mutko:

    I will fly there Vitaly Mutko to meet with them( FIBA) and take care of the situation. You can't deal with Russia like this, we will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. I don't see anything that could get in the way of this. Yes the situation is not very nice, but there is no interference.

  5. Duncan Tait:

    We are still in the arbitration process, we would hope that would conclude within the next two years or so.

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