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Pronunciation : Um"pire
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [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.]
Definition : 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)

Defn: A third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement. Blackstone.

Syn. -- Judge; arbitrator; referee. See Judge.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Um"pire
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To decide as umpire; to arbitrate; to settle, as a dispute. 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. [Colloq.]

t. [imp. & p. p. Umpired; p. pr. & vb. n. Umpiring.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Um"pire
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To act as umpire or arbitrator.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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