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Compromise

compromise n

: an agreement resolving differences by mutual concessions esp. to prevent or end a lawsuit
vb -mised
-mis·ing
vt
: to resolve or dispose of by a compromise [cases in which a dispute is compromised "E. A. Farnsworth and W. F. Young"]
vi
: to enter into a compromise



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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