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referee

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌrefərˈiː/
UK ( US reference) HR a person who knows you and who is willing to describe your character and abilities in order to support you when you are trying to get a job, etc.: give/name/list sb as a referee People who have attended the courses can always give the course tutor as a referee. Applications in the form of a CV should include the names of two referees.
a person or an organization that helps to find a fair answer to a disagreement: That law is designed to sort out the finances of an overextended debtor, with a judge acting as referee to protect the interests of creditors.
a person who checks a technical document before it is published: Technical referees are experts in their field and eminently suitable to comment on the scientific soundness of the proposal.
( also referee in case of need) COMMERCE a person whose name is on a bill of exchange (= document ordering payment at a particular time for goods or services) and who can be asked for payment if the bill is not paid: The holder may exercise his right of presenting the bill of exchange to the referee in case of need.
Translations of “referee”
in Korean 심판…
in Arabic حَكَم…
in Portuguese árbitro…
in Catalan àrbitre, -a…
in Japanese (スポーツの)審判員, レフリー…
in Italian arbitro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裁判, 裁判,裁判員, 仲裁人…
in Russian судья (в спорте)…
in Turkish hakem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 裁判, 裁判,裁判员, 仲裁人…
in Polish sędzia…
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