|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
1) a person chosen to judge a dispute; 2) someone with full authorization to judge or decide
In a theocracy, the arbiter of morality and the arbiter of legality is one and the same.
Related English words: arbitrable (capable of being decided by an arbiter), arbitral, arbitrary (not decided by rule or law; capricious, unreasonable), arbitrariness, arbitrate (to act as an arbiter; to submit to arbitration), arbitration (the settlement of a dispute by an arbiter), arbitrational, arbitrative, arbitrator (arbiter), arbitress (a female arbiter)
Latin root words: arbiter, arbitri, m. - a spectator, witness; arbitra, arbitrae, f. - a female witness; arbitrium, arbitri, n. - judgment, decision; arbitror, arbitrari, arbitratus sum - to think, consider; to witness; to testify