Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 769 (Compact)

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#769. Compact.-- N. compact, contract, agreement, bargain; affidation[obs]; pact, paction[obs]; bond, covenant, indenture; bundobast[obs], deal.

stipulation, settlement, convention; compromise, cartel.

Protocol, treaty, concordat, Zollverein[Ger], Sonderbund[Ger], charter, Magna Charta[Lat], Progmatic Sanction, customs union, free trade region; General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, GATT; most favored nation status.

negotiation &c. (bargaining) 794; diplomacy &c. (mediation) 724; negotiator &c. (agent) 758.

ratification, completion, signature, seal, sigil[Lat], signet.

V. contract, covenant, agree for; engage &c. (promise) 768.

treat, negotiate, stipulate, make terms; bargain &c. (barter) 794.

make a bargain, strike a bargain; come to terms, come to an understanding; compromise &c. 774; set at rest; close, close with; conclude, complete, settle; confirm, ratify, clench, subscribe, underwrite; endorse, indorse; put the seal to; sign, seal &c. (attest) 467; indent.

take one at one's word, bargain by inch of candle.

Adj. agreed &c. v.; conventional; under hand and seal.

Phr. caveat emptor.