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ar·bi·tra·tion

(ahrbi-trāshŭn)
Dispute resolution conducted and overseen by someone with no stake in the outcome.

arbitration

(ar-bi-trā′shŏn) [L. arbitratio, decision]
1. A legal procedure for settling a dispute outside the courts, in which the parties select and agree to abide by the decision of a neutral third party (the arbiter or arbitrator).
2. In radiology, the interpretation of images by two or more readers, who determine and report their findings after conferring together.
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The NUCA has decided to postpone the withdrawal of land from investors until the issuance of decisions by the arbitration committees and the resolution of investors' problems, so that disputes do not escalate before they are settled.
Sandwell councillors on the general purposes and arbitration committee have been advised to give the honour the green light when they meet next month.
Made by Wikipedia's arbitration committee, the decision comes amid an ongoing battle between admirers and critics of Scientology over more than 400 articles on the topic.
A last-minute compromise was successfully incorporated into the new law after being approved by a parliamentary arbitration committee.
He served as chairman of the Utah State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee as well as chairman of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the Utah State Bar.
At the end of October an SFA arbitration committee is set to rule on a range of issues that have arisen between the SPL and SFL.
The Bar's Program Evaluation Committee will be examining the Animal Law Committee and the Fee Arbitration Committee as part of its agenda for the coming Bar year.
The arbitration committee of the Dutch football association (KNVB) ruled there had been no breach of contract as the deal with AZ had not been signed by Alves' agent, Wagner Ribeiro.
If they fail to do so, the employees can refer the matter to the Central Arbitration Committee who will make an order requiring the employer to take action.
Hainan Airlines is in crisis following the appeal of six pilots to the Haikou arbitration committee to have their labor contracts terminated.
An independent arbitration committee sat for two days last week to consider Sheffield United's case against West Hamand their controversial signings of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano - now at Liverpool - last summer.
EU ministers oppose including defamation in the regulation, so the matter is likely to be decided by an arbitration committee representing MEPs and the council.