ref·er·ee /ˌre-fə-'rē/ n: an officer appointed by a court or quasi-judicial body (as a workers' compensation board) to investigate a case, report findings, and often to make orders subject to review
the board may affirm, reverse, modify or supplement the order of the refereeOregon Revised Statutes

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun adjudicator, arbiter, arbitrator, compromiser, conciliator, intercedes intercessor, intermediary, intermediate, intermediator, internuncio, intervener, judge, judicator, mediator, moderator, peacemaker, propitiator, reconciler, settler, umpire associated concepts: appointment of referee, referee in bankruptcy, referee's findings, special referee, trial before referee II index adjudicate, arbiter, arbitrate (conciliate), arbitrator, decide, determine, go-between, hear (give a legal hearing), intercede, intermediary, judge (noun), judge (verb), mediate, negotiate, umpire

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

An officer appointed by a court to hear testimony from the parties to a case and report his or her findings to the court.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

A person whom a judge appoints to handle certain parts of a case, such as taking testimony or reviewing written evidence. Sometimes, the referee makes written findings and submits them to the judge to use in deciding the case.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. A quasi-judicial master appointed by a court to assist with a specific matter, and who in certain jurisdictions is permitted to take testimony and determine factual issues that, eventually, are reported back to the court for judgment.
See also master.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A judicial officer who presides over civil hearings but usually does not have the authority or power to render judgment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A judicial officer who presides over civil hearings but usually does not have the authority or power to render judgment.
II A person to whom the court refers a pending case to take testimony, hear the parties, and report back to the court. A referee is an officer with judicial powers who serves as an arm of the court.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   a person to whom a judge refers a case to take testimony or acquire other evidence such as financial records and report to the court on such findings.
   See also: master

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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