referee has definitions from the fields of sport,law,work
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[ noun ] (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play

Synonyms

ref

Used in print

(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)

They were disturbed by his idiotic bravado - as , when his bodyguard , Yankee_Schwartz , complained that he had been snubbed by Dave_Miller , a prize-fight referee , chieftain of a Jewish gang and one of four brothers of tough reputation , who were Hirschey , a gambler politician in loose beer running league with Torrio and O_'_Banion , Frank , a policeman , and Max , the youngest .

Related terms

official sport

2
[ verb ] be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

Synonyms

umpire

Related terms

judge sport umpire umpirage

3
[ verb ] evaluate professionally a colleague's work

Synonyms

peer_review

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review reviewer

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[ noun ] (law,work) an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case

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lawyer law

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[ noun ] someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication

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reviewer reader

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critic scanner

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