alludes to these statements from time to time; and adverts, in the progress of his work, to various circumstances
of peculiar interest, on which for a time he dwells. "But to do good is . . . that that Solomon chiefly
refers to in the text." Sharp. "This, I doubt not, was that artificial structure here alluded to." T. Burnet.
Now to the universal whole advert:Blackmore.
The earth regard as of that whole a part.
(Ref"er*a*ble) a. Capable of being referred, or considered in relation to something else; assignable; ascribable.
[Written also referrible.]
It is a question among philosophers, whether all the attractions which obtain between bodies are referable
to one general cause.W. Nicholson.
(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.
(Ref"er*ence) n. [See Refer.]
1. The act of referring, or the state of being referred; as, reference to a chart for guidance.
2. That which refers to something; a specific direction of the attention; as, a reference in a text- book.
3. Relation; regard; respect.
Something that hath a reference to my state.Shak.
4. One who, or that which, is referred to. Specifically; (a) One of whom inquires can be made as to the
integrity, capacity, and the like, of another. (b) A work, or a passage in a work, to which one is referred.
5. (Law) (a) The act of submitting a matter in dispute to the judgment of one or more persons for decision.
(b) (Equity) The process of sending any matter, for inquiry in a cause, to a master or other officer, in
order that he may ascertain facts and report to the court.
6. Appeal. [R.] "Make your full reference." Shak.
Reference Bible, a Bible in which brief explanations, and references to parallel passages, are printed
in the margin of the text.