arbitrate arbitrate  /ˈɑr bə ˌtreɪt/


  • (v) act between parties with a view to reconciling differences


  1. A Baghdad-based Federal Council on Oil Gas will be formed; it will have 60 days to appoint a team to arbitrate a contract, if it has strong concerns.
  2. He offered to arbitrate before a committee of doctors.
  3. To Argentina the belligerents finally sent their promise to arbitrate.


  • Gabonese Judges to Arbitrate Over Addax Field Seizure

    Three Gabonese judges have been appointed to arbitrate in a dispute between China Petrochemical Corp.’s Addax Petroleum unit and the government over the seizure of the Obangue oil field as the Financial Times reported state plans to seize further assets in 2015.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. In the majority opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas said: "We hold that a collective-bargaining agreement that clearly and unmistakably requires union members to arbitrate age discrimination claims is enforceable as a matter of federal law."
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Clarence Thomas Source: Newsweek

  2. "We will have the rights for a year and a half, so that's the other advantage of him not being a free agent," Hendry said. "He has an option that could vest, or we could pick up the option or we could arbitrate. So he certainly has a chance...
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Jim Hendry Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I used to teach contract law, and I am sure that if you agree to arbitrate, it means you won't litigate," Justice Antonin Scalia said. "And even if I didn't ever teach contract law, it would still be the law."
    on Jan 14, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram

Word of the Day
tacit tacit
/ˈtæ sɪt /