compromise
com·pro·mise 1 n: an agreement resolving differences by mutual concessions esp. to prevent or end a lawsuit
compromise 2 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

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

compromise
I noun abatement of differences, adaptation, adjustment, agreement, bargain, commutation, composition, concession, deal, happy medium, middle ground, mutual concession, negotiation, peacemaking, settlement, terms associated concepts: accord and satisfaction, compromise a claim, compromise agreement, compromise and settlement, compromise of a claim, compromise verdict, discharge or release, novation, offer of compromise foreign phrases:
- Compromissum ad similitudinem judiciorum redigitur. — A compromise is brought into affinity with judgments.
II (endanger) verb bring into danger, expose to danger, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, make liable to danger, make vulnerable, place in a dubious position, put at hazard, put in jeopardy, put under suspicion, risk, stake, venture III (settle by mutual agreement) verb accommodate, adjust, agree, arrange by mutual concession, bargain, come to an agreement, come to an understanding, come to terms, compromittere, concede, conciliate, find a middle ground, harmonize, maintain a middle position, make a compromise, make a deal, make an adjustment, make concessions, mediate, meet halfway, negotiate, reconcile, settle, settle differences, strike a balance associated concepts: accord and satisfaction, compromise a claim, compromise agreement, compromise verdict, discharge, discontinuance, negotiation, novation, offer of compromise, quotient verdict, settlement, substitute contract IV index accommodation (adjustment), accord, adjustment, agree (contract), arrangement (understanding) bargain, collective bargaining, compact, conciliation, contract, deal, denigrate, endanger, find (determine), give (yield), mediate, negotiation, pact, settle, settlement

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


compromise
An agreement between opposing parties to settle a dispute or reach a settlement in which each gives some ground rather than continue the dispute or go to trial.
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


compromise
1 n. An agreement between two or more parties to settle differences between them by mutual concessions.
2 n. The result of such concessions.
3 v. To end a dispute by compromise.
4 v. To adjust by concessions.
5 n. Something midway between two or more conflicting, different, or opposing things.
6 n. A partial payment made by a debtor in exchange for the creditor's promise not to seek payment of the remainder owed or claimed.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

compromise
   1) n. an agreement between opposing parties to settle a dispute or reach a settlement in which each gives some ground, rather than continue the dispute or go to trial. Judges encourage compromise and settlement, which is often economically sensible, since it avoids mounting attorneys' fees and costs.
   2) v. to reach a settlement in which each party gives up some demands.
   See also: settlement

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • COMPROMISE — (Heb. פְּשָׁרָה, pesharah; apparently derived from the term pesher, solution, Eccles. 8:1), deciding a civil law dispute (dinei mamonot) by the court or an arbitral body, through the exercise of their discretion and not according to the laws… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Compromise — Com pro*mise, n. [F. compromis, fr. L. compromissum a mutual promise to abide by the decision of an arbiter, fr. compromittere to make such a promise; com + promittere to promise. See {Promise}.] 1. A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compromise — [n] agreement, give and take accommodation, accord, adjustment, arrangement, bargain, compact, composition, concession, contract, copout*, covenant, deal, fifty fifty*, half and half, half measure, happy medium*, mean, middle course, middle… …   New thesaurus

  • compromise — [käm′prə mīz΄] n. [ME & OFr compromis < LL compromissum, a compromise, mutual promise < L compromissus, pp. of compromittere, to make a mutual promise to abide by an arbiter s decision < com , together + promittere, to PROMISE] 1. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Compromise — Com pro*mise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compromised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Compromising}.] [From {Compromise}, n.; cf. {Compromit}.] 1. To bind by mutual agreement; to agree. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Laban and himself were compromised That all the eanlings… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compromise — Com pro*mise, v. i. 1. To agree; to accord. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To make concession for conciliation and peace. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compromise — (n.) early 15c., a joint promise to abide by an arbiter s decision, from M.Fr. compromis (13c.), from L. compromissus, pp. of compromittere to make a mutual promise (to abide by an arbiter s decision), from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • compromise — ► NOUN 1) an agreement reached by each side making concessions. 2) an intermediate state between conflicting opinions, reached by mutual concession. ► VERB 1) settle a dispute by mutual concession. 2) expediently accept standards that are lower… …   English terms dictionary

  • compromise — ▪ I. compromise com‧pro‧mise 1 [ˈkɒmprəmaɪz ǁ ˈkɑːm ] noun [countable, uncountable] an agreement between two people or groups in which both sides agree to accept less than they first asked for and to give up something that they value: •… …   Financial and business terms

  • compromise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ acceptable, fair, good, happy (esp. BrE), possible, pragmatic, reasonable, sensible, suitable ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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