Definitions for: Referee

[n] (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
[n] an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case
[n] someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
[v] evaluate professionally a colleague's work
[v] be a referee or umpire

Webster (1913) Definition: Ref`er*ee" (-?), n.
One to whom a thing is referred; a person to whom a matter in
dispute has been referred, in order that he may settle it.

Syn: Judge; arbitrator; umpire. See Judge.

Synonyms: peer review, reader, ref, reviewer, umpire

See Also: attorney, critic, critique, judge, lawyer, official, review, scanner

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