Associations to the word «Settlement»


SETTLEMENT, noun. The state of being settled.
SETTLEMENT, noun. A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled.
SETTLEMENT, noun. A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city.
SETTLEMENT, noun. (architecture) The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
SETTLEMENT, noun. (finance) The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into.
SETTLEMENT, noun. (legal) A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
SETTLEMENT, noun. (legal) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
SETTLEMENT, noun. (legal) A resolution of a dispute.
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, noun. (legal) A contractual agreement between parties to actual or potential litigation by which each party agrees to a resolution of the underlying dispute.
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS, noun. Plural of settlement agreement

Dictionary definition

SETTLEMENT, noun. A body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government; "the American colony in Paris".
SETTLEMENT, noun. A community of people smaller than a town.
SETTLEMENT, noun. A conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it.
SETTLEMENT, noun. The act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America".
SETTLEMENT, noun. Something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "they finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"; "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure".
SETTLEMENT, noun. An area where a group of families live together.
SETTLEMENT, noun. Termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities.

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