compromise and settlement


compromise and settlement
Settlement of a dispute by mutual agreement to avoid a lawsuit.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


compromise and settlement
Settlement of a dispute by mutual agreement to avoid a lawsuit.

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  • compromise and settlement — Settlement of a disputed claim by mutual concession to avoid a lawsuit. Newsom v. Miller, 42 Wash.2d 727, 258 P.2d 812, 814. An arrangement arrived at, either in court or out of court, for settling a dispute upon what appears to the parties to be …   Black's law dictionary

  • compromise and settlement — Settlement of a disputed claim by mutual concession to avoid a lawsuit. Newsom v. Miller, 42 Wash.2d 727, 258 P.2d 812, 814. An arrangement arrived at, either in court or out of court, for settling a dispute upon what appears to the parties to be …   Black's law dictionary

  • compromise and settlement — A compromise agreement followed by the performance of the promises contained in the agreement. 15 Am J2d Compr § 1 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • settlement — The ending of a controversy by agreement. The determination of an issue or of the correctness of an account. The payment of an obligation. The order made upon a trustee s account, determining the amount of the trust in the hands of the trustee… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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

  • Settlement offer — A settlement offer or offer to settle is a term used in a civil lawsuit to describe a communication from one party to the other suggesting a settlement an agreement to end the lawsuit before a judgment is rendered. Attorneys typically negotiate… …   Wikipedia

  • settlement — set·tle·ment n 1: the act or process of settling 2 a: an agreement reducing or resolving differences; esp: an agreement between litigants that concludes the litigation the states finally agreed upon a settlement and a consent decree W. J. Brennan …   Law dictionary

  • 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


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