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referee

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noun ref·er·ee \ˌre-fə-ˈrē\

Definition of referee

  1. 1 :  one to whom a thing is referred: as a :  a person to whom a legal matter is referred for investigation and report or for settlement b :  a person who reviews a paper and especially a technical paper and recommends that it should or should not be published c chiefly British :  reference 4a

  2. 2 :  a sports official usually having final authority in administering a game

Examples of referee in a sentence

  1. <served as the unofficial referee in disputes over the family business>

1621

First Known Use of referee

1621


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referee

verb ref·er·ee

Definition of referee

refereed

refereeing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to conduct (as a match or game) as referee

  3. 2 a :  to arbitrate (as a legal matter) as a judge or third party b :  to review (as a technical paper) before publication

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to act as a referee

Examples of referee in a sentence

  1. She refereed the basketball game.

  2. He has refereed for several years now.

1889

First Known Use of referee

1889


REFEREE Defined for English Language Learners

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referee

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noun ref·er·ee \ˌre-fə-ˈrē\

Definition of referee for English Language Learners

  • : a person who makes sure that players act according to the rules of a game or sport


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referee

verb ref·er·ee

Definition of referee for English Language Learners

  • sports : to act as a referee in (a game or sport)


REFEREE Defined for Kids

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referee

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noun ref·er·ee \ˌre-fə-ˈrē\

Definition of referee for Students

  1. 1 :  a sports official with final authority for conducting a game

  2. 2 :  a person who is asked to settle a disagreement


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referee

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verb ref·er·ee

Definition of referee for Students

refereed

refereeing

  1. :  to act or be in charge of as referee <I referee basketball games.>


Law Dictionary

referee

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noun ref·er·ee \ˌre-fə-ˈrē\

Legal Definition of referee

  1. :  an officer appointed by a court or quasi-judicial body (as a workers' compensation board) to investigate a case, report findings, and often to make orders subject to review <the board may affirm, reverse, modify or supplement the order of the refereeOregon Revised Statutes>



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