referral

[ri-fur-uhl]
noun
1.
an act of referring; the state of being referred.
2.
an instance of referring.
3.
a person recommended to someone or for something.

Origin:
1930–35; refer + -al2

reference, referral.
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Example sentences
Referrals from social networks are now the fastest-growing source of traffic
  for many news websites.
She cleaned houses, got referrals from the center and eventually volunteered.
The site facilitates sales introductions as well as job referrals.
Tim's subsequent referrals did make this innocence less likely.
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