- Finance. the simultaneous purchase and sale of the same securities, commodities, or foreign exchange in different markets to profit from unequal prices.
- Archaic. .
verb (used without object), ar·bi·traged, ar·bi·trag·ing.
- Finance. to engage in arbitrage.
- the purchase of currencies, securities, or commodities in one market for immediate resale in others in order to profit from unequal prices
- (as modifier)arbitrage operations
“exercise of the function of an arbitrator,” late 15c., from Old French arbitrage “arbitration, judgment,” from arbitrer “to arbitrate, judge,” from Late Latin arbitrari, from Latin arbiter (see ).