referral

[ ri-fur-uhl ]
/ rɪˈfɜr əl /

noun

an act of referring; the state of being referred.
an instance of referring.
a person recommended to someone or for something.

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Origin of referral

First recorded in 1930–35; refer + -al2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH referral

reference, referral
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