intransitive verb

Definition of compear



  1. :  appear; specifically, Scots law :  to appear in court personally or by attorney

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Origin and Etymology of compear

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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