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Definition of compear

obsolete
: appear specifically, Scots law : to appear in court personally or by attorney

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History and Etymology for compear

Middle English compeiren, comperen, from Middle French comper-, present indicative stem of comparoir, from Latin comparēre, from com- + parēre to be visible

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“Compear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compear. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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