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

  Umpire \Um"pire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Umpired; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To decide as umpire; to arbitrate; to settle, as a
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              Judges appointed to umpire the matter in contest
              between them, and to decide where the right lies.
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     2. To perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a
        game. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Umpire \Um"pire\, v. i.
     To act as umpire or arbitrator.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Umpire \Um"pire\, n. [OE. nompere, nounpere (also impier, fr. F.
     impair uneven), fr. OF. nomper uneven, F. non-pair; hence the
     meaning, uneven, i. e., third person; non not + OF. per even,
     equal, peer, F. pair; cf. L. impar uneven, unequal. See
     Non-, and Peer, n.]
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     1. A person to whose sole decision a controversy or question
        between parties is referred; especially, one chosen to see
        that the rules of a game, as cricket, baseball, or the
        like, are strictly observed.
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              A man, in questions of this kind, is able to be a
              skillful umpire between himself and others.
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     2. (Law) A third person, who is to decide a controversy or
        question submitted to arbitrators in case of their
        disagreement. --Blackstone.
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     Syn: Judge; arbitrator; referee. See Judge.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an official at a baseball game [syn: umpire, ump]
      2: someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue; "the
         critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature";
         "the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the
         disputants"; "an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case"
         [syn: arbiter, arbitrator, umpire]
      v 1: be a referee or umpire in a sports competition [syn:
           referee, umpire]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "umpire":
     JP, Justice, act between, adjudge, adjudicate, adjudicator,
     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, official, officiate, referee, represent,
     sit in judgment, step in, third party, treat with, try, ump,
     unbiased observer

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

  UMPIRE. A person selected by two or more arbitrators. When they are 
  authorize to do so by the submission of the parties, and they cannot agree 
  as to the subject-matter referred to them, whose duty it is to decide the 
  matter in dispute. Sometimes the term is applied to a single arbitrator, 
  selected by the parties themselves. Kyd on Awards, 6, 75, 77 Caldw. on Arb. 
  38; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 3 Vin. Ab. 93; Com. Dig. Arbitrament, F; 4 Dall. 
  271, 432; 4 Sco. N. S. 378; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. 

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