2. (O. Eng. Law) To print surreptitiously a work belonging to another. E. Phillips.

(Com"print) n. (O. Eng. Law) The surreptitious printing of another's copy or book; a work thus printed.

(Com*pris"al) n. The act of comprising or comprehending; a compendium or epitome.

A comprisal . . . and sum of all wickedness.

(Com*prise") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comprised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Comprising.] [From F. compris, comprise, p. p. of comprendre, L. comprehendere. See Comprehend.] To comprehend; to include.

Comprise much matter in few words.

Friendship does two souls in one comprise.

Syn. — To embrace; include; comprehend; contain; encircle; inclose; involve; imply.

(Com"pro*bate) v. i. [L. comprobatus, p. p. of comprobare, to approve wholly.] To agree; to concur. [Obs.] Sir T. Elyot.

(Com`pro*ba"tion) n. [L. comprobatio.]

1. Joint attestation; proof. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

2. Approbation. [Obs.] Foxe.

(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 to the decision of arbitrators. [Obs.] Burrill.

2. A settlement by arbitration or by mutual consent reached by concession on both sides; a reciprocal abatement of extreme demands or rights, resulting in an agreement.

But basely yielded upon compromise
That which his noble ancestors achieved with blows.

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

An abhorrence of concession and compromise is a never failing characteristic of religious factions.

3. A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right.

I was determined not to accept any fine speeches, to the compromise of that sex the belonging to which was, after all, my strongest claim and title to them.

(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.]

Laban and himself were compromised
That all the eanlings which were streaked and pied
Should fall as Jacob's hire.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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