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an impartial person chosen by the parties to solve a dispute between them, who is empowered
to make a final determination concerning the issue(s) in controversy, who is bound only by his or her own
discretion, and from whose decision there is no appeal. The decision of the
arbitrator (the counterpart of the court's order or judgment) is called the
AWARD. A court order enforcing an arbitrator's award is called CONFIRMATION.
Compare arbiter; conciliator; mediator. Source: Barron's Dictionary of Legal Terms, Steven H. Gifis, 5th Edition; © 2016