com·pound /kəm-'pau̇nd/ vt
1: to agree for a consideration not to prosecute (an offense)
◇ Compounding a felony is a common-law crime.
2: to pay (interest) on both the accrued interest and the principal

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective aggregate, aggregated, amalgamated, assimilated, associated, blended, combined, commixed, complex, complicated, composite, compositus, conglomerate, congregated, conjoint, conjugate, conjunct, connected, convoluted, elaborate, embodied, entangled, fused, hybridized, incorporated, infused, inseparable, integrated, interlaced, intermingled, interwoven, intricate, involved, manifold, merged, mingled, mixed, mosaic, motley, multifarious, multiform, multiple, multiplex, solid, tangled, tied, united, varied, variegated, woven associated concepts: compound a crime, compound interest, compound larceny, compounding a felony foreign phrases:
- Aestimatid praeteriti delicti ex postremo facto nunquam — crescit. The weight of an offense committed in the past is never increased by a subsequent fact.
II verb accrue, add to, advance, aggrandize, aggravate, amount, ampliare, amplificare, annex, append, augere, be augmented, be numerous, become greater, become larger, branch out, build up, burgeon, contribute to, develop, dilatare, dilate, distend, elaborate, enhance, enlarge, enrich, exacerbate, exaggerate, exalt, expand, extend, fill in, fill out, fortify, further, gain ground, gain strength, get ahead, give strength to, glorify, greaten, grow larger, heighten, increase, increase the numbers, inflate, intensify, lend force to, lengthen, magnify, make greater, make larger, multiply, open out, parlay, pile up, prolong, protract, raise, refine, reinforce, restrengthen, spread out, strengthen, subjoin, superadd, supplement, widen associated concepts: compounding a crime, compounding a debt, compounding a felony, compounding penalty foreign phrases:
- Aestimatio praeteriti delicti ex postremo facto nunquam crescit — The weight of a past crime is never increased by a subsequent fact
III index adhere (fasten), close (enclosed area), coalescence, collective, combination, combine (join together), commingle, complex (development), composite, confines, conglomerate, conjoin, consolidate (strengthen), consolidate (unite), desegregate, incorporate (include), incorporation (blend), join (bring together), make, melange, merge, solution (substance)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To combine.
(2) To make worse.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1 To determine the interest on the principal and on whatever interest has already accrued.
2 To settle a claim or debt for an amount less than what is alleged to be due.
3 To agree, in exchange for consideration, not to prosecute a crime or seek punishment for the convicted criminal.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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