compromission

noun
com·​pro·​mis·​sion | \ ˌkämprəˈmishən \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for compromission

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

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“Compromission.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compromission. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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