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