[ad_1] verb (used with object), ar·bi·trat·ed, ar·bi·trat·ing.
- to decide as or ; determine.
- to submit to to arbitrate a dispute.; settle by :
verb (used without object), ar·bi·trat·ed, ar·bi·trat·ing.
- to act as or ; decide between opposing or contending parties or sides.
- to submit a matter to .
- to settle or decide (a dispute); achieve a settlement between parties
- to submit to or settle by arbitration
1580s (arbitrable is recorded from 1530s), “to give an authoritative decision,” from Latin arbitratus, past participle of arbitrari “be of an opinion, give a decision,” from arbiter (see ). Meaning “to act as an arbitrator” is from 1610s. Related: Arbitrated; arbitrating. The earlier verb form was arbitren (early 15c.).