Meaning of COMPACT in English

COMPACT

n.

Pronunciation: ' käm- ˌ pakt

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin compactum, from neuter of compactus, past participle of compacisci to make an agreement, from com- + pacisci to contract ― more at PACT

Date: 1591

: an agreement or covenant between two or more parties

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