As an umpire in sport has the right to a final decision, he takes on the function of the Higher Self in dreams. In sport, an umpire or referee must take a number of factors into consideration before making a decision. It is this need for objectivity that surfaces in dreams of an umpire. The umpire or referee must arbitrate between several differing opinions, and it is this function that gives rise to dreams of such a figure. This may mirror work or family disputes. As spectators in waking life we are at liberty to disagree, yet we must abide by his decision. You might like to consult the entries for Games and Sport.