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The dict-ified word of the day is arbiter

| source : web1913 | Arbiter \Ar"bi*ter\, v. t. To act as arbiter between. [Obs.] | source : web1913 | Arbiter \Ar"bi*ter\, n. [L. arbiter; ar- (for ad) + the root of betere to go; hence properly, one who comes up to look on.] 1. A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a controversy between them. Note: In modern usage, arbitrator is the technical word. 2. Any person who has the power of judging and determining, or ordaining, without control; one whose power of deciding and governing is not limited. For Jove is arbiter of both to man. --Cowper. Syn: Arbitrator; umpire; director; referee; controller; ruler; governor. | source : wn | arbiter n 1: someone with the power to settle matters at will; "she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion" [syn: {supreme authority}] 2: someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue [syn: {arbitrator}]

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