(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, compounds or mixes; as, a compounder of medicines.
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2. One who attempts to bring persons or parties to terms of agreement, or to accomplish ends by compromises. "Compounders in politics." Burke.
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3. One who compounds a debt, obligation, or crime.
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Religious houses made compounders
For the horrid actions of their founders.
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4. One at a university who pays extraordinary fees for the degree he is to take. [Eng.] A. Wood.
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5. (Eng. Hist.) A Jacobite who favored the restoration of James II, on condition of a general amnesty and of guarantees for the security of the civil and ecclesiastical constitution of the realm.
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