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Referee vs. Referral

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Refereenoun

(sports) An umpire or judge; the official who makes sure the rules are followed during a game.

‘The referee kicked Jim out of the game for fighting.’;

Referralnoun

The act or process of transferring someone or something to another, of sending by reference, or referring.

‘The insurance company insists I get a referral from my regular doctor. I can't just go to the specialist; a GP has got to refer me.’;

Refereenoun

A person who settles a dispute.

Referralnoun

(slang) A document used by schools detailing some form of a student's misbehavior and listing the actions taken before and after the student's receipt of the referral.

‘After misbehaving in class, George was given a referral for disrupting class and sent to the office.’;

Refereenoun

A person who writes a letter of reference or provides a reference by phone call for someone.

‘Your application, along with letters from three referees, should be received by January 31.’;

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Refereenoun

An expert who judges the manuscript of an article or book to decide if it should be published.

Referralnoun

the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)

Refereeverb

To act as a referee.

‘He has to referee three hockey games this weekend.’; ‘She has to finish refereeing an article for Nature.’;

Refereenoun

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.

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Refereenoun

an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case

Refereeverb

evaluate professionally a colleague's work

Referee

A referee is an official, in a variety of sports and competition, responsible for enforcing the rules of the sport, including sportsmanship decisions such as ejection. The official tasked with this job may be known by a variety of other titles depending on the sport, including umpire, judge, arbiter (chess), commissaire, or technical official (by the International Olympic Committee).

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