A Judge who Presides and Arbitrates During a Formal Dispute or Competition
A judge who presides and arbitrates during a formal dispute or competition. a crossword clue in The mail on Sunday 7 May 2017 with £1,500 prize.
The answer is ADJUDICATOR
An adjudicator is someone who presides, judges, and arbitrates during a formal dispute or competition. They have numerous purposes, including preliminary legal judgments, to determine applicant eligibility, or to assess contenders’ performance in competitions.
An example is a person who makes a preliminary judgment as to an unemployment insurance claim. An adjudicator makes an initial decision to keep a case from going to court. Although the adjudicator’s decision does not have legal weight, the adjudicator has rendered a decision.
Although a case can be appealed to a judge, the adjudicator’s decision is frequently accepted as the same as what a judge would make, keeping many time-consuming cases out of the court system.