Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The office (or term of office) of an umpire

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office of an umpire; the power, right, or authority of an umpire to decide.
  • n. The act of umpiring; arbitrament.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The post of an umpire; the act of one who arbitrates as umpire; the decision of an umpire; arbitrament.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mediation by an umpire
  • n. the act of umpiring

Etymologies

umpire +‎ -age (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Step into Plunkett House, that hospitable headquarters of the Organization Society, and if you have been nurtured in legends about inextinguishable class and creed antipathies, which are supposed to render Home Rule impossible and the eternal "umpirage" of

    The Framework of Home Rule

  • We are umpires, "and the reader will no doubt remember that the theory of" umpirage "was used in exactly the same way in the Colonies, notably in Upper Canada, [45] to thwart the tendency towards a reconciliation of creeds, races, and classes.

    The Framework of Home Rule

  • In putting this great difference unto umpirage, that we may not be thought to fix on a partial arbitrator we shall refer it to one of our greatest and most learned adversaries in this cause.

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • We should be most unwise, indeed, were we to cast away the singular blessings of the position in which nature has placed us, the opportunity she has endowed us with of pursuing, at a distance from foreign contentions, the paths of industry, peace, and happiness, of cultivating general friendship, and of bringing collisions of interest to the umpirage of reason rather than of force.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • We should be most unwise, indeed, were we to cast away the singular blessings of the position in which nature has placed us, the opportunity she has endowed us with of pursuing, at a distance from foreign contentions, the paths of industry, peace, and happiness; of cultivating general friendship, and of bringing collisions of interest to the umpirage of reason rather than of force.

    Inaugural Addresses and Messages

  • Yet it were best to leave an American reference open for audit and umpirage to the stanch E.P. Clark of the New England Bank.

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II

  • Yet it were best to leave an American reference open for audit and umpirage to the stanch E.P. Clark of the New

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II.

  • These difficulties, however, may be overcome by resort to the umpirage provided for by the treaty.

    State of the Union Address

  • The question depending between the United States and Great Britain respecting the construction of the first article of the treaty of Ghent has been referred by both Governments to the decision of the Emperor of Russia, who has accepted the umpirage.

    State of the Union Address

  • Never, therefore, consider these puppies in politics as requiring any notice from you, and always show, that you are not afraid to leave my character to the umpirage of public opinion.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4

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