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 – Ordinally

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Ordinally (adverb)

aw-din-al-ee

With regard to, or at the level of, orders in a taxonomic system; according to an ordinal number, system, etc.; on an ordinal scale; with regard to order.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Review. From ordinal + -ly.

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