reference n1 : an act of referring
: mention or citation of one document (as a statute) in another [a municipality may adopt by all or a part of this title "Alaska Statutes "] see also incorporate
2 : a referral esp. to a legislative committee or master
: an order referring a matter to a master [evidence upon all matters embraced in the "Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 53(c)"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.