1. A person, or one of two or more persons, chosen by parties who have a controversy, to determine their differences. See Arbitration.
2. One who has the power of deciding or prescribing without control; a ruler; a governor.
Though Heaven be shut,
And Heaven's high Arbitrators sit secure. --Milton.
Masters of their own terms and arbitrators of a peace. --Addison.
Syn: -- Judge; umpire; referee; arbiter. See Judge.
n : someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue [syn: arbiter]