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The process by which a tribunal sends a civil action, or a particular issue in the action, to an individual who has been appointed by the tribunal to hear and decide upon it, or to obtain evidence, and make a report to the court.




(Allusion), noun attribution, clue, cue, hint, implication, implied indication, imputation, incidental mention, indication, indirect implication, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, mention, ratio, referment, subtle communication, suggestion


(Citation), noun ascription, assignation, assignment, authority, citing, connecting, credit, data, derivaaion from, designation, documentation, enumeration, mention, mentioning, pointing out, quotation, quoted passage, quoting, recitation, referment, referral, source, source material, substantiation
Associated concepts: incorporation by reference
Foreign phrases: Verba relata hoc maxime operantur per referentiam, ut in eis inesse videntur.Words incorpooated by reference have as great an effect through referrnce, as they are deemed to be inserted.


(Recommendation), noun affirmation, assurance, attestation, attesting declaration, authenticated confirmation, averment, avouchment, avowal, avowance, certificate of character, certification, commendation, declaration, endorsement, laudation, letter in support, letter of introduction, letter of recommendation, substantiation, testification, testimony, validification, voucher, vouching, witnessing
See also: attribution, citation, connection, connotation, derivation, documentation, excerpt, guidance, indication, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, recommendation, referral, relation, relevance, reminder

REFERENCE, contracts. An agreement to submit to certain arbitrators, matters in dispute between two or more parties, for their decision, and judgment. The persons to whom such matters are referred are sometimes called referees.

REFERENCE, mercantile law. A direction or request by a party who asks a credit to the person from whom he expects it, to call on some other person named in order to ascertain the character or mercantile standing of the former.

REFERENCE, practice. The act of sending any matter by a court of chancery or one exercising equitable powers, to a master or other officer, in order that he may ascertain facts and report to the court. By reference is also understood that part of an instrument of writing where it points to another for the matters therein contained. For the effect of such reference, see 1 Pick. R. 27; 17 Mass. R. 443; 15 Pick. R. 66; 7 Halst. R. 25; 14 Wend. R. 619; 10 Conn. R. 422; 4 Greenl. R. 14, 471; 3 Greenl. R. 393; 6 Pick. R. 460; the thing referred to is also called a reference.

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What becomes apparent is that once the far too often forgotten spectator is factored into the photographic act, the photographic image is not referentially sound and unchanging.
In this extract he talks about his moral self (May, 2008) as a good father by drawing referentially on how others; mothers, fathers and playgroup organisers, respond to him being at the playgroup.
The lack of regulation has in practice left water quality standards to exist as essentially discretionary, a situation which contrasts boldly with the lawful rights of federal employees who are assigned on-reserve worksites because the same federal guidelines are referentially incorporated into the Canada Labour Code.
One of the challenges of creating test data in a homogenous database environment is the ability to extract complete subsets of related data and to keep that data referentially intact.
SafeTSA: A type safe and referentially secure mobile-code representation based on static single assignment form.
Referentially Ambiguous Contexts and the De Dicto-De Re
If the second premiss states a special condition, then the 'always' occuring in it differs referentially from the 'always' occuring in the first premiss.
A well-executed EDM strategy ensures that all referentially integral information is maintained within a given archive file.
0) First words Uses "mamma," "dada" non referentially (D) 7.
Suffice it only to observe that the merely opaque and mood-inducing archaism of (say) Morris's poetic diction is replaced here by new invention under old inspiration, by a living principle of new coinage; that for all their blunt materiality those kenning-like compounds--micro-poems in themselves--are lit from within by a light of intellect; and that between the features of inner and outer landscape which predominate referentially in these poems, on the one hand, and the short words crowding each other by which the poems are materially made up, on the other, there is a relationship not of the representation of the first by the second but rather of parallel creation.
Dublin working class speech acts can be as referentially obscure and syntactically cryptic as those of nineteenth-century Rhode Island posh.