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noun, plural com·pro·mises [kom-pruh-meez] /ˈkɒm prəˌmiz/. International Law.
  1. a formal document, executed in common by nations submitting a dispute to arbitration, that defines the matter at issue, the rules of procedure and the powers of the arbitral tribunal, and the principles for determining the award.
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Origin of compromis

1590–1600; < French: literally, compromise
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Historical Examples of compromis

  • The submission to arbitration (compromis) must, on pain of nullity, be acted upon within three months from its date (art. 1007).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4


  • The parties may, however, beforehand stipulate in the Compromis the possibility of an appeal.