Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English arbitre, from Middle French, from Latin arbitr-, arbiter
Date: 1549. Earliest English form: 1340, female noun, arbitress, “a woman who settles disputes.”
Definition: a person with power to decide a dispute, a judge; a person or agency having the power of deciding an outcome.

My whole life I thought that this word was spelled arbitor, but that is the Latin spelling of the word, not English. Arbiter is also more common than the alternate Engligh word, arbitrator.

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