umpirage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

umpire +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

umpirage (countable and uncountable, plural umpirages)

  1. (law, archaic) The office (or term of office) of an umpire
    • 1838, John Frederick Archbold, The practice of country attornies and their agents, in the courts of law at Westminster
      When the umpire enters upon his umpirage, he may reexamine the witnesses; but it has been holden not to be objectionable, for the umpire to receive the evidence from the arbitrators, unless the parties require him to do otherwise.