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Definition of Compromise
CompromiseCompromise Com"pro*mise, n. [F. compromis, fr. L. compromissum
a mutual promise to abide by the decision of an arbiter, fr.
compromittere to make such a promise; com- + promittere to
promise. See Promise.]
1. A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute to the
decision of arbitrators. [Obs.] --Burrill.
2. A settlement by arbitration or by mutual consent reached
by concession on both sides; a reciprocal abatement of
extreme demands or rights, resulting in an agreement.
But basely yielded upon compromise That which his
noble ancestors achieved with blows. --Shak.
All government, indeed every human benefit and
enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act, is
founded on compromise and barter. --Burke.
An abhorrence of concession and compromise is a
never failing characteristic of religious factions.
3. A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a
prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of
character or right.
I was determined not to accept any fine speeches, to
the compromise of that sex the belonging to which
was, after all, my strongest claim and title to
Compromise Com"pro*mise, v. i.
1. To agree; to accord. [Obs.]
2. To make concession for conciliation and peace.
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