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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 board delegates voted 96-13 in favour of going to arbitration at Tuesday night's meeting but both sides must commit to the process.
The P-I sought to prevent the dispute from going to arbitration.
We would not have pursued going to arbitration unless we thought we would win.
We would not have pursed going to arbitration unless we thought we would win.