(law) A person who arbitrates between contending parties.
To decide as an umpire; to arbitrate; to settle (a dispute, etc.).
Other Word Forms of Umpire
Origin of Umpire
Middle English (an) oumpere (an) umpire alteration of (a) noumpere a mediator from Old French nonper non- non- per equal, even, paired (from Latin pār pair)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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