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compromise n: an agreement resolving differences by mutual concessions esp. to prevent or end a lawsuit
: to resolve or dispose of by a compromise [cases in which a dispute is compromised "E. A. Farnsworth and W. F. Young"]
: to enter into a compromise
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.