umpire: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (um'pīr), [key]
— n., v., -pired, -pir•ing.
- a person selected to rule on the plays in a game.
- one selected to settle disputes about the application of settled rules or usages; a person agreed on by disputing parties to arbitrate their differences.
- to act as umpire in (a game).
- to decide or settle (a controversy, dispute, or the like) as umpire; arbitrate.
- to act as umpire.
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