Definition of COMPACT


COMPACT

contracts. In its more general sense, it signifies an agreement.
In its strict sense, it imports a contract between parties, which creates
obligations and rights capable of being enforeed, and contemplated as such
between the parties, in their distinct and independent characters. Story,
Const. B. 3, c. 3; Rutherf. Inst. B. 2, c. 6, 1. 2. The constitution of
the United States declares that " no state shall, without the consent
of congress, enter into agreement or compact with another state, or with
a foreign power." See 11 Pet: 1; 8 Wheat. 1 Bald. R. 60; 11 Pet. 185.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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