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arbitrate between

To mediate between two (or more) parties in conflict. We need someone to arbitrate between these two departments before their in-fighting affects the whole company. As a marriage counselor, I specialize in arbitrating between couples who are having difficulty communicating.
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arbitrate in

To mediate between two (or more) parties in conflict. We need someone to arbitrate in this employee dispute before it affects the whole company. As a marriage counselor, I specialize in arbitrating in cases where couples are having difficulty communicating.
See also: arbitrate
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

arbitrate between (someone and someone else)

to mediate between two disagreeing parties; to help two disagreeing parties to resolve their differences. Jane was called upon to arbitrate between the workers and the manager. I arbitrated between Fred and his ex-wife.
See also: arbitrate, between

arbitrate in (a dispute)

to mediate or negotiate a settlement in a dispute. She refuses to arbitrate in this dispute. I will arbitrate in this little disagreement.
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His resume includes such successes as arbitrating extra work/delay claims for a geotechnical contractor; defending a residential developer/general contractor against a multi-million dollar claim for defects and earthquake damage; representing steel fabricators in prosecution of claims arising out of deficient plans and specifications by Caltrans on seismic up grade projects for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Richmond-San Rafael Bridge; and defending a publicly-traded REIT in defense of breach of contract and fraud claims.
Moreover, reading the agreement to arbitrate as subject to international law, rather than to the law of the State against which an investor was arbitrating, would better protect the interests of investors as BITs set out to do.
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No wonder that villages fought over the privilege of holding a market day and that prefects spent much time arbitrating disputes involving markets.