(1) As used in this chapter, the term:
(a) “Arbitral tribunal” means a sole arbitrator or panel of arbitrators.
(b) “Arbitration” means any arbitration, whether or not administered by a permanent arbitral institution.
(c) “Arbitration agreement” means an agreement by the parties to submit to arbitration all or certain disputes that have arisen or may arise between them in respect of a defined legal relationship, whether contractual or not.
(d) “Court” means a circuit court of this state.
(2) A provision of this chapter, except s. 684.0038, which leaves the parties free to determine a certain issue, includes the right of the parties to authorize a third party, including an institution, to make that determination.
(3) A provision of this chapter which refers to the fact that the parties have agreed or that they may agree to a procedure refers to an agreement of the parties. The agreement includes any arbitration rules referenced in that agreement.
(4) A provision of this chapter, other than in s. 684.0036(1) or s. 684.0043(2)(a), which refers to a claim also applies to a counterclaim, and a provision that refers to a defense also applies to a defense to such counterclaim.