Pronunciation: (är"bi-trā'shun), [key]
1. the hearing and determining of a dispute or the settling of differences between parties by a person or persons chosen or agreed to by them: Rather than risk a long strike, the union and management agreed to arbitration.
2. Internat. Law.the application of judicial methods to the settlement of international disputes.
a comedy (c300 b.c.) by Menander, extant only as a fragment.
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