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com·pound 1

 (kŏm-pound′, kəm-, kŏm′pound′)
v. com·pound·ed, com·pound·ing, com·pounds
1. To combine so as to form a whole; mix: Tin was often compounded with lead to make pewter.
2. To produce or create by combining two or more ingredients or parts; compose or make up: pharmacists compounding prescriptions.
3. To settle (a debt, for example) by agreeing on an amount less than the claim; adjust.
4. To compute (interest) on the principal and accrued interest.
a. To add to or intensify so as to make worse: "The university authorities ... compounded their crime in dismissing [the professor] by denying that their action ... reflected any abridgment of academic freedom" (John Kenneth Galbraith).
b. To make worse by being an additional or intensifying factor: High winds compounded the difficulties of the firefighters.
1. To combine in or form a compound.
2. To come to terms; agree.
adj. (kŏm′pound′, kŏm-pound′, kəm-)
1. Consisting of two or more substances, ingredients, elements, or parts.
2. Botany Composed of more than one part: a compound pistil.
n. (kŏm′pound′)
1. A combination of two or more elements or parts.
2. Linguistics A word that consists either of two or more elements that are independent words, such as loudspeaker, self-portrait, or high school, or of specially modified combining forms of words, such as Greek philosophia, from philo-, "loving," and sophia, "wisdom."
3. Chemistry A pure, macroscopically homogeneous substance consisting of atoms or ions of two or more different elements in definite proportions that cannot be separated by physical means. A compound usually has properties unlike those of its constituent elements.

[Alteration of Middle English compounen, from Old French componre, compondre, to put together, from Latin compōnere; see component.]

com·pound′a·ble adj.
com·pound′er n.

com·pound 2

1. A building or buildings, especially a residence or group of residences, set off and enclosed by a barrier.
2. An enclosed area used for confining prisoners of war.

[Alteration of Malay kampong, village.]
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The buildings fulfilling these building bye-laws shall be regularized and the buildings not fulfilling the policy shall be regularized after payment of composition fee or portion/part of violation which is not compoundable liable to be demolition,' the summary reads.
The Sparc official said the law against corporal punishment was in place, but parents of the victims were reluctant to register cases against teachers, adding that corporal punishment was declared a compoundable offence in the bill, which was the only reason that in most cases like Hussain's, parents forgave the violators.
The committee was considering recommending proposal of mediation between the parties before registration of the First Information Report (FIR) in criminal disputes, which were already compoundable in existing laws to check the trend of litigation, he added.
Most of the states have made the offence compoundable to avoid imprisonment, while Maharashtra does not mention anything on penalties and the monetary fine is not calculated as a percentage of the total project cost.
According to the bill, "All offences under the new law except from cyber terrorism and offence against modesty of a natural person and minor (child pornography) are non-cognisable, bailable and compoundable.
The government maintained that compoundable cases against political leaders are never withdrawn on executive orders but through a screening committee which comprises Principal Secretary ( Home), Principal Secretary ( Law), Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police ( law and order) and Director of Prosecution.
Under the proposal, Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code will be made a compoundable offence with the permission of the courts as suggested by the Law Commission and Justice Malimath Committee.
Before 1990 the 'honour killing' was a non-compoundable offence, but it was later made compoundable in view of the opinion by religious scholars and recommendations by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII).
The Indian Law Commission has recommended making the offence compoundable, ie subject to settlement by the offender and the victim with the court's approval: Law Commission of India, Compounding of (IPC) Offences (Report No 237, 2011) 16-25, 34.
2) It is as if, when first elaborated, biopolitics were made up by a semantic ambivalence that bisected it into two mutually non-compoundable halves, or compoundable only at the price of subduing one to the other's violent dominance.