An example of a referral is telling someone why a certain person or business would be a good relationship for them to consider.
An example of a referral is a patient who has come to see a doctor based on the recommendation of another medical professional.
After misbehaving in class, George was given a referral for disrupting class and sent to the office.
The insurance company insists I get a referral from my regular doctor, I can't just go to the specialist, a GP has got to refer me.
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Origin of referral
- refer +"Ž -al