Ar"bi*trate (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Arbitrated (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Arbitrating (?).] [L. arbitratus, p. p. of arbitrari
to be a hearer or beholder of something, to make a decision, to give
judgment, fr. arbiter. See Arbiter.] 1.
To hear and decide, as arbitrators; as, to choose to arbitrate
a disputed case.
2. To decide, or determine generally.
There shall your swords and lances arbitrate
The swelling difference of your settled hate.
Ar"bi*trate (?), v. i. 1.
To decide; to determine. Shak.
2. To act as arbitrator or judge; as, to
arbitrate upon several reports; to arbitrate in disputes
among neighbors; to arbitrate between parties to a suit.