offer of compromise.An offer by one party to settle a dispute amicably (usu. by paying money) to avoid or end a lawsuit or other legal action. • An offer of compromise is usu. not admissible at trial as evidence of the offering party’s liability but may be admissible for other purposes. Fed. R. Evid. 408. — Also termed offer in compromise; offer of settlement. [Cases: Evidence 212. C.J.S. Evidence § 379.]

[Blacks Law 8th]