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referee

A person—ideally one who is respected by his or her peers—who speaks (refers) on the behalf of another.
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The shepherd steps round and strikes, and the point of his stick just grazes Willum's forehead, fetching off the skin, and the blood flows, and the umpire cries, "Hold!" and poor Willum's chance is up for the day.
No one seems to like the offer, and the umpire is just coming down, when a queer old hat, something like a doctor of divinity's shovel, is chucked on to the stage and an elderly, quiet man steps out, who has been watching the play, saying he should like to cross a stick wi' the prodigalish young chap.
When quite a child he always fled there for refuge when he and his brother quarrelled, often, after having struck him, which constituted the crime of high treason on his part, after certain engagements with hands and nails, in which the king and his rebellious subject indulged in their night-dresses respecting the right to a disputed bed, having their servant Laporte as umpire, -- Philip, conqueror, but terrified at victory, used to flee to his mother to obtain reinforcements from her, or at least the assurance of forgiveness, which Louis XIV.
Middleton, who saw that there was great danger of a hot verbal dispute between two men, who were governed by feelings so diametrically opposed, saw fit to assume the office of arbiter; or rather to decide the question, his situation making him a sort of umpire. He also leaned to the side of peace, for he evidently saw that, in consequence of the vast superiority of their enemies, violence would irretrievably lead to their destruction.
To whom these most adhere, Hee rules a moment; CHAOS Umpire sits, And by decision more imbroiles the fray By which he Reigns: next him high Arbiter CHANCE governs all.
Come then, I said, and as the general umpire in theatrical contests proclaims the result, do you also decide who in your opinion is first in the scale of happiness, and who second, and in what order the others follow: there are five of them in all-- they are the royal, timocratical, oligarchical, democratical, tyrannical.
But if I renounce my will and act for the soul, setting that up as umpire between us two, out of his young eyes looks the same soul; he reveres and loves with me.
Taken aback by the notion of a man officiating a women's match, Afia asked Adnan Rashid the reason behind him taking the role to which she was informed that it was due to the lack of female umpires in the circuit.
Karachi -- Lack of female umpires to officiate women's cricket surprised Afia Amin, who then took only a year to turn her dream of becoming an umpire into reality.
LAHORE -- With women's cricket on the rise in Pakistan, more and more females are getting drawn towards the game every day, which is also springing up their interest in taking the field as umpires.
In the Pakistan Cricket Board's umpires' panels, there are presently nine female umpires - belonging from both rural and urban centres of the country.
With women's cricket on the rise in Pakistan, more and more females are getting drawn towards the game every day, which is also springing up their interest in taking the field as umpires. In the Pakistan Cricket Board's umpires' panels, there are presently nine women umpires - belonging from both rural and urban centres of the country.