What does the word compound mean?

Usage examples for compound

  1. Thus time was given them to compound for their misdemeanours, or to make suitable provision for their safety. – Old Church Lore by William Andrews
  2. I have merely told you that, in my opinion, it would be more honest to yourself, and fairer to this lady, to compound with your conscience, and keep both your love and your public life, than to pretend that you were capable of sacrificing what I know is the stronger element in you for the sake of the weaker. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  3. The workshop compound was fairly deserted at night but the Company Office stood within it so night time pickets had to be supplied. – Coming of Age: 1939-1946 by John Cox

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