Com*pound"er (?), n.

1.

One who, or that which, compounds or mixes; as, a compounder of medicines.

2.

One who attempts to bring persons or parties to terms of agreement, or to accomplish, ends by compromises.

"Compounder in politics."

Burke.

3.

One who compounds a debt, obligation, or crime.

Religious houses made compounders For the horrid actions of their founders. Hudibras.

4.

One at a university who pays extraordinary fees for the degree he is to take.

[Eng.]

A. Wood.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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