• A method for resolving a dispute using a neutral third party (a "mediator") who works to resolve the differences of those in the dispute. A mediator cannot make a binding decision, whereas an arbitrator can.

third party mediator, agreement aid, negotiation, outside help, intervention

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Arbitration Definition,
    • A dispute-resolution method in which an impartial third party, agreed upon by all sides beforehand, makes a decision.
  • Judgement Definition,
    • A determination by a court of law or a judicial decision.
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