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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 813 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COMPROMISE (pronounced compromize; through Fr. from Lat. compromittere), a term, meaning strictly a joint agreement, which has come to signify such a settlement as involves a mutual adjustment, with a surrender of part of each party's claim. From the element of danger involved has arisen an invidious sense of the word, imputing discredit, so that being " compromised " commonly means injured in reputation.
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