A judge who decides a disputed issue
Ex. An _____ was hired to settle the Major League Baseball strike because the owners and players could not come to an agreement.
Ex. Judges should not be _____ but should rather weigh the evidence fairly before making up their minds.
To free from guilt or blame
Ex. When the gold coins discovered in his closet were found to be fake, Dr. Rideau was ______ and the search for the real thief continued.
Not in favor of one side or the other, unbiased
Ex. The umpire had a hard time remaining ______; his son was pitching for the home team, and this made it difficult to call the game fairly.
Not able to be denied or disputed
Ex. The videotape of the robbery provided ________ evidence against the suspect-he was obviously guilty.
Ex. The ______ of the witness was called into question when her dislike for the defendant was revealed-some jurors suspected that she was not being entirely truthful.
Treatin facts without influence from personal feelings or prejudices
Ex. It is important that judges hear all cases with ________, so that their personal feelings do not affect their decision.
Seemingly valid or acceptable; credible
Ex. Keith's excuse that he missed school yesterday because he was captured by space aliens was not very _______.
Supported with proof or evidence; verified
Ex. The fingerprint evidence _________ the detective's claim that he suspect had been at the scene of the crime.
Freed from the blame
Ex. Mrs. Layton was finally _______ after her husband admitted to the crime.