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 for Referee
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Referee \Ref`er*ee"\ (-?), n.
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Judge; arbitrator; umpire. See Judge.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  referee
      n 1: (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American
           football) who is expected to ensure fair play [syn:
           referee, ref]
      2: someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability
         for publication [syn: reviewer, referee, reader]
      3: an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on
         a case
      v 1: be a referee or umpire in a sports competition [syn:
           referee, umpire]
      2: evaluate professionally a colleague's work [syn: referee,
         peer review]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "referee":
     JP, Justice, act between, adjudge, adjudicate, arbiter, arbitrate,
     arbitrator, bargain, bencher, critic, go between, hear, his honor,
     his lordship, his worship, hold court, hold the scales,
     impartial arbitrator, indicator, intercede, intermediate,
     interpose, intervene, judge, judger, justice, magistrate,
     make terms, mediate, meet halfway, moderate, moderator, negotiate,
     officiate, represent, sit in judgment, step in, third party,
     treat with, try, umpire, unbiased observer
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REFEREE. A person to whom has been referred a matter in dispute, in order 
  that he may settle it. His judgment is called an award. Vide Arbitrator; 
  Reference. 
  
  

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