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umpire (ˈʌmpaɪə)
1.  an official who rules on the playing of a game, as in cricket or baseball
2.  a person who rules on or judges disputes between contesting parties
3.  to act as umpire in (a game, dispute, or controversy)
[C15: by mistaken division from a noumpere, from Old French nomper not one of a pair, from nom-, non- not + per equal, peer1]

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