(Latin: a suffix that forms masculine nouns from verbs)
Both of the authors agreed to accept a decision by an impartial arbitrator as to which book would be published first.
Last year in the case of the divorce, the judge acted as the arbitrator by deciding which parent the children would live with.
Refashioned after French aviateur. See aviation for origin of this word.
2. A person who tells a writer what to put into print: When Johann Sebastian Bach was very old and became blind, he acted as a dictator when he told his son-in-law to write down the notes for his music.
2. In ancient Rome, a professional fighter who fought another combatant, or a wild animal, in public entertainments which took place in an arena.
Often gladiators were criminals, or slaves, who were equipped with nets, nooses, swords, or other weapons for battle to entertain Romans in the circuses.