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Definition of arbitration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

arbitration

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌɑːbɪˈtreɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːrbɪˈtreɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the official process of settling an argument or a disagreement by somebody who is not involved Both sides in the dispute have agreed to go to arbitration. Trade unions want the question referred to arbitration. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin arbitratio(n-), from the verb arbitrari, from arbiter ‘judge, supreme ruler’.Extra examples Both sides have agreed that the arbitration will be binding. He had won an arbitration award against the company. The matter will be settled by arbitration. The matter will go to arbitration. Both sides in the dispute have agreed to go to arbitration.
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