If you remember, concord is also synonymous with grammatical tuning. Since the 1500s, compact has been used in English to designate an agreement or contract between two or more parties. It is derived from Latin compactum (“agreement”), a noun using compactus, the participatory past of compacisci (“making an agreement”) that binds the prefix com (“together”) to pacisci (“to be agreed or agreed”). Pascisci is also the source of the pact, a precedent synonymous with compact. There is also “informed consent” which is defined as “consent to surgery by a patient or participation in a medical experiment by a subject after gaining an understanding of what is involved.” Nglish: Translation of the agreement for Spanish spokespeople What do you mean by Concords? A. The word chords togither, in some particular accidents or qualities: as in a number, person, case, or sex. — John Brinsley, The Posing of the Parties, 1612 Concordat is a French word for a formal agreement between two or more parties. It is synonymous with words such as compact and covenant, but in the 17th century it was designated as the official name for an agreement between church and state for the regulation of ecclesiastical affairs. A historic agreement was concluded in 1801 between Napoleon Bonaparte as the first consul and Pope Pius VII. It defined the status of the Roman Catholic Church in France and regulated relations between church and state.

This is the eternal agreement, but an agreement whose terms we find difficult to accept. The word also has a verbal meaning: “to promise or reach a formal agreement.” You will find an example in Holmes` quote at the convention (above). The compromise suggests abandoning something we want to reach a mutual agreement (“The union and the employers have agreed to compromise”). Another meaning is to “expose yourself to suspicion, discredit or nonsense,” as in “The actor`s career has been compromised by his politically incorrect tweets” or “The editor would not compromise his principles.” And as mentioned above, it can mean risking someone or something, endangering or having serious consequences.