Word of the Day – Arbitrate

By July 8, 2017Word of the Day

Arbitrate (adj)

ah-bit-tray-t

(of an independent person or body) reach an authoritative judgement or settlement.

Mid 16th century: from Latin arbitrat- ‘judged’, from arbitrari, from arbiter ‘judge, supreme ruler’.

Example sentences

“The whole dilemma will need us to arbitrate!”

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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