Definition for Umpire

umpire, n. [ME < OFr non + per, peerless < L. par-em, equal.]

Referee; intermediary; go-between; [fig.] judge; advocate; arbitrator; magistrate; negotiator; legal counsel; defense attorney; mediator in a disagreement; third party who decides between disputants in a controversy; [metaphor] liaison; ally at a royal court; contact person for social or political advancement.

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