[syn: referee, peer review]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Referee \Ref`er*ee"\ (-?), n.
One to whom a thing is referred; a person to whom a matter in
dispute has been referred, in order that he may settle it.
Syn: Judge; arbitrator; umpire. See Judge.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
43 Moby Thesaurus words for "referee":
JP, Justice, act between, adjudge, adjudicate, arbiter, arbitrate,
arbitrator, bargain, bencher, critic, go between, hear, his honor,
his lordship, his worship, hold court, hold the scales,
impartial arbitrator, indicator, intercede, intermediate,
interpose, intervene, judge, judger, justice, magistrate,
make terms, mediate, meet halfway, moderate, moderator, negotiate,
officiate, represent, sit in judgment, step in, third party,
treat with, try, umpire, unbiased observer