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referee

1 noun
     
Related topics: Employment, Sport
ref‧er‧ee1 [countable]
1DS someone who makes sure that the rules of a sport such as football, basketball, or boxing, are followed [↪ umpire]
2 British EnglishBE someone who provides information about you when you are trying to get a job:
His headmaster agreed to act as his referee.
3 someone who is asked to settle a disagreement
4 someone who judges an article or research idea before it is published or money is provided for it

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