The Constitution is a "compact, to which the States are the parties."
It was no time or place to ratify a compact for her husband in his absence.
Now, if there had been two, I should not have gone on; I should not have broken my compact.
Even then, such a thing was known as the Crown disregarding the compact.
In a covenant the two parties are conceived as equals in point of law, binding themselves by a compact that bears on each alike.
The midshipmen had entered into a compact to introduce each other to their partners.
There now wanted only the second compact, which had remained in the power of the demon.
He declared the Union, as a compact with slave-holders, was worthy only to be dissolved.
In mediæval sermons we meet a few edifying wraiths and ghosts, returning in obedience to a compact made while in the body.
His height was about five feet eight inches, and his figure was muscular and compact.
compact late 14c., from L. compactus "concentrated," pp. of compingere "to fasten together," from com- "with, together" + pangere "to fix, fasten." The noun meaning "make-up case" first recorded 1921, based on its containing compacted face powder; compact car is 1960. Compact disc is from 1979.