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- n. A statement, concerning the character of a person, furnished for someone applying for a post
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- n. a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
character + reference (Wiktionary)
"I do not imagine the Barries have given you a glowing character reference with which to dazzle a future employer."