noun com·pro·mis \¦kämprə¦mē\

Definition of compromis



  1. 1 :  a formal agreement between nations submitting a dispute to arbitration and defining the terms of the submission, the powers of the tribunal to serve as arbitrator, and the procedure to be followed

  2. 2 :  an agreement in Roman civil law between private persons referring a dispute between them to a designated third person for decision

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Origin and Etymology of compromis

French, literally, compromise

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to cast off or become cast off

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