Online Encyclopedia

COMPROMISE (pronounced compromize; th...

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 813 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
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.
End of Article: COMPROMISE (pronounced compromize; through Fr. from Lat. compromittere)
[back]
COMPRESSOR
[next]
COMPROMISE MEASURES OF 1850

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.