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COMPACT Definition & Legal Meaning

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An agreement or contract. Usually applied to conventions between nations or sovereign states. A compact is a mutual consent of parties concerned respecting some property or right that is the object of the stipulation, or something that is to be done or forborne. Chesapeake & O. Canal Co. v. Baltimore & O. R. Co., 4 Gill & J. (Md.) 1. The terms “compact” and “contract” are synonymous. Green v. Biddle, 8 Wheat. 1, 92, 5 L. Ed 547. COMPANAGE. All kinds of food, except bread and drink. Spelman


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