compromission

noun com·pro·mis·sion \ˌkämprəˈmishən\

Definition of compromission

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  delegation of a dispute to arbiters b :  delegation of the right to elect to one or more persons

  2. 2 :  the act or action of jeopardizing (as one's moral or ethical principles)

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Origin and Etymology of compromission

Middle English compromissioun, from Medieval Latin compromission-, compromissio, from Latin compromissus (past participle of compromittere) + -ion-, -io -ion


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