If you describe a decision, rule, or plan as arbitrary, you think that it was decided without any thought, standard, or system to guide it; therefore, it can seem unfair.
An arbiter acts as a go-between who can settle an argument or provide advice in a dispute.
appropriate for or subject to settlement by arbitration
the act of deciding as an arbiter
in a random manner
the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment
act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
(law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and management)
someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
A female arbiter; an arbitratrix.
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