Definitions for character reference
character, reference, character reference(noun)
a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
"requests for character references are all too often answered evasively"
A statement, concerning the character of a person, furnished for someone applying for a post
Origin: character + reference
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