Umpire

Definition of Umpire

Um´pire
n.1.
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.
A man, in questions of this kind, is able to be a skillful umpire between himself and others.
- Barrow.
2.(Law) A third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement.
v. t.1.To decide as umpire; to arbitrate; to settle, as a dispute.
[imp. & p. p. Umpired ; p. pr. & vb. n. Umpiring.]
Judges appointed to umpire the matter in contest between them, and to decide where the right lies.
- South.
2.To perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a game.
v. i.1.To act as umpire or arbitrator.

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