What does the word arbitrate mean?

Usage examples for arbitrate

  1. Being thus agreed, they chose Cato to keep the stakes, and arbitrate the matter; to him they brought the sum concluded on, and before him subscribed the agreement. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. Then, more lightly: " Why, you and Liddy need me to arbitrate between you every day in the week." – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. As a class these agents were not competent persons to guide the blacks in the ways of liberty or to arbitrate differences between the races. – The Sequel of Appomattox A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States, Volume 32 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Walter Lynwood Fleming