Just days before the leaders meet in Washington, it looks like the “compromises” will be more rhetorical than substantive.
The bounty rule, said Goodell, compromises “competitive integrity.”
More need for post-compromise to put pressure on more liberal members to sign on to the compromises.
But, Eric Alterman writes, the legislation is a thicket of compromises.
These compromises were demanded with special force within Soviet-occupied Germany.
He recognized the compromises of the Constitution, with unwavering fidelity to its spirit.
My objection to politics is the compromises you have to make to get elected!
It was upon these three great foundation stones, or compromises, that our Constitution was built.
The system represents a series of compromises, not the elaboration of a theory.
It was, to a considerable extent, a patchwork of compromises, and many doubted its being ratified by a majority of the states.
early 15c., "a joint promise to abide by an arbiter's decision," from Middle French compromis (13c.), from Latin compromissus, past participle of compromittere "to make a mutual promise" (to abide by the arbiter's decision), from com- "together" (see com-) + promittere (see promise). The main modern sense of "a coming to terms" is from extension to the settlement itself (late 15c.).
mid-15c., from compromise (n.). Related: Compromised; compromising.