Pronunciation: (kom'pru-mē"), [key]
—pl. -misesPronunciation: (-mēz"). [key] Internat. Law.
a formal document, executed in common by nations submitting a dispute to arbitration, that defines the matter at issue, the rules of procedure and the powers of the arbitral tribunal, and the principles for determining the award.
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