Definitions of arbitration

  1. the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment; " they submitted their disagreement to arbitration"
  2. A non- court procedure for resolving disputes using one or more neutral third parties -- called the arbitrator or arbitration panel. Arbitration uses rules of evidence and procedure that are less formal than those followed in trial courts, which usually leads to a faster, less- expensive resolution. There are many types of arbitration in common use: Binding arbitration is similar to a court proceeding in that the arbitrator has the power to impose a decision, although this is sometimes limited by agreement -- for example, in " hi- lo arbitration" the parties may agree in advance to a maximum and minimum award. In non- binding arbitration, the arbitrator can recommend but not impose a decision. Many contracts -- including those imposed on customers by many financial and healthcare organizations -- require mandatory arbitration in the event of a dispute. This may be reasonable when the arbitrator really is neutral, but is justifiably criticized when the large company that writes the contract is able to influence the choice of the arbitrator.
  3. The settlement of a dispute by a group of persons chosen by those on each side; settlement of a question by mutual agreement; as, disputes between modern nations should be settled by arbitration.
  4. A settlement by one or more umpires.
  5. The settling of a controversy by an arbitrator or arbitrators.
  6. The hearing and determining of a dispute by a person or persons chosen by the parties.
  7. The hearing and deciding of a disputed matter by one or more persons.

Usage examples for arbitration

  1. The dispute which followed, first with the Penns and then with the state of Pennsylvania, dragged on till a court of arbitration appointed by the Continental Congress decided in favor of Pennsylvania. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  2. Disputes between European governments and the governments of Latin American countries were frequently referred to the United States for arbitration. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  3. You have fired before the signal and an arbitration would go against you. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  4. If arbitration fails, a free fight is the only way of settling the matter; but such incidents are rare. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  5. They were willing, they said, to submit the matter to arbitration, and in the meantime to suspend all hostilities against the revolted city. – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell
  6. It was, however, entirely a question for the two Powers to accept or to refuse that arbitration. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  7. To me, yes, for every day makes the suffering worse at Pullman, and the company refuses to hear of arbitration. – A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike by Charles King
  8. In nations of the highest civilization, where the Christian character of the people was reflected in the government, some serious disputes had been settled by arbitration, and every time this humane method was adopted a precedent was created which made war appear more and more useless and barbarous. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  9. If you have just cause for complaint, the matter can be settled through arbitration; and the guild will see that you have no further trouble. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  10. These each have their own sovereignty and chosen form of government, but are united in a loosely- knit Federation which is solely a Court of Arbitration for Inter- Planetary affairs. – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  11. They argue for arbitration and advocate disarmament, but have not opposed steadily increasing appropriations for naval and military expenditures by the United States. – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell
  12. You know, Mrs. Templeton, either party in dispute can ask for a Board of Conciliation, not Arbitration, you understand. – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  13. In 1896 there are a few statutes for State arbitration and weekly payment, for regulating the doctrine of fellow servants, and some legislation concerning factories and sweat- shops. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  14. True, arbitration was mentioned. – Boer Politics by Yves Guyot
  15. All this time the great topic of discussion was whether matters would or would not come to the arbitration of war. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  16. Arbitration, however, was what the Athenians did not choose to risk; being determined to send troops at once to the place, and furious at the idea of even the islanders now daring to revolt, in a vain reliance upon the power of the Lacedaemonians by land. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  17. The question of international arbitration has become practical; the question of the international language ought to go hand in hand with that of international arbitration. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  18. History and human propensities have shown the inability to settle any vital points by peaceful arbitration and the more one comes in contact with the forces, obvious and otherwise, directing human affairs, the more one learns the rather disheartening fact that the millennium is as far off as ever. – The Secrets of the German War Office by Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves