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- To make a judgment (on a dispute) as an arbitrator or arbiter
- to arbitrate a disputed case
- 1595 December 9 (first known performance), William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
- There shall your swords and lances arbitrate / The swelling difference of your settled hate.
- To submit (a dispute) to such judgment
- (mathematics, rare) To assign an arbitrary value to, or otherwise determine arbitrarily.
- We wish to show f is continuous. Arbitrate epsilon greater than zero...
to make a judgment on
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- arbitrate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- arbitrate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.