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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section III. Conditional Intersocial Volition
 
769. Compact.
 
  
NOUN:COMPACT, contract, specialty, bundobast [India], deal [colloq.], agreement, bargain; affidation [rare], pact, paction [chiefly Scot.], bond, covenant, indenture [law].
  stipulation, settlement, convention; compromise, cartel.
  negotiation (bargaining) [See Barter]; diplomacy (mediation) [See Mediation]; negotiator (agent) [See Consignee].
  TREATY, protocol, concordat, Zollverein [Ger.], Sonderbund [Ger.], charter, Magna Charta or Magna Carta, pragmatic sanction.
  RATIFICATION, completion, signature, seal, sigil, signet, bond.
  
VERB:CONTRACT, covenant, agree for; engage (promise) [See Promise]; indent.
  NEGOTIATE, treat, stipulate, make terms; bargain (barter) [See Barter].
  CONCLUDE, close, close with, complete; make -, strike- a bargain; come to -terms, - an understanding; compromise [See Compromise]; set at rest; settle; confirm, ratify, clinch or clench, subscribe, underwrite; indorse, endorse, put the seal to; sign, seal (attest) [See Evidence]; take one at one’s word, bargain by inch of candle.
  
ADJECTIVE:CONTRACTUAL, complete; agreed &c. v.; conventional; under hand and seal; signed, sealed, and delivered.
  
ADVERB:AS AGREED UPON, as promised, as contracted for; according to the -contract, - bargain, - agreement.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Caveat emptor.
  2. ’Tis not in the bond.—Merchant of Venice
  3. An honest man’s word is as good as his bond.—Cervantes

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