arbitress see ARBITER.
- arblast var. of ARBALEST.
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arbiter — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. arbitre or directly from L. arbiter one who goes somewhere (as witness or judge), in classical Latin used of spectators and eye witnesses, in law, he who hears and decides a case, a judge, umpire, mediator; from ad to… … Etymology dictionary
arbitress — [är′bə tris] n. a woman arbiter: see ESS … English World dictionary
arbiter — 1. noun /ˈɑːbɪtə(r)/ a) A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a controversy between them; an arbitrator. In order to protect individual liberty there must be an arbiter between the governing powers and the governed. b) (With of)… … Wiktionary
arbitress — /ahr bi tris/, n. a woman who is an arbiter. [1300 50; ME < MF arbitresse, equiv. to arbitre ARBIT(E)R + esse ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * … Universalium