Slightly more flowery way to say excuses, conditions.
One of the current examples are politicians saying they back, support etc the Second Amendment, but. Then they list the infringements.
If you compromise, accede, it becomes death by inches, incrementalism. They don't want to take your guns etc. It's masked collectivist doublespeak which mean they are taking a bit at a time. Accede also means to enter a high office or position. Bribery? Just look at Congress.
And adds egregious terms to something already simple and obvious. Gun laws and misinterpretations of The BoR come to mind.
There are no excuses, in spite of all the finger pointing and obfuscation during this convention week.
We are soon to see truth vs lies, reality vs fiction, with lots of opportunity for self examination.
NO ifs, ands or buts. Face it.