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Word forms "settlement":
singular settlement plural settlements1)a) [countable/uncountable] a formal agreement that ends a disagreement
They are negotiating a peace settlement.
the settlement of disputes between employers and employeesb) an agreement that both sides involved in a legal disagreement accept or are forced to accept by a court
He got the flat as part of their divorce settlement.
an out-of-court settlement (= made without asking a court to decide)•
Adjectives frequently used with settlement
▪ amicable, final, negotiated, out-of-court, peaceful, political2)a) [countable] a place where people have come to live permanently, usually when there were very few people living there before
They discovered the remains of an early Anglo-Saxon settlement.b) [uncountable] the process of going to live in a place with few people and starting to make it into a community3) [countable/uncountable] the complete payment of an amount of money that you owesettlement of:in settlement (of something):
Your duties include dealing with the settlement of guests' accounts.
Enclosed is a cheque in settlement of the bill.4) [countable/uncountable] money or property that you legally give to someone5) [uncountable] the process by which the ground or a building gradually sinks down
You can expect some settlement over time.
English dictionary. 2014.
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settlement — set·tle·ment n 1: the act or process of settling 2 a: an agreement reducing or resolving differences; esp: an agreement between litigants that concludes the litigation the states finally agreed upon a settlement and a consent decree W. J. Brennan … Law dictionary
Settlement — may refer to:* Consolidation (soil), settlement in soil * Human settlement, permanent community where people live ** Israeli settlement, communities inhabited by Israeli Jews in territory that came under Israel s control as a result of the 1967… … Wikipedia
Settlement — Set tle*ment, n. 1. The act of setting, or the state of being settled. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) Establishment in life, in business, condition, etc.; ordination or installation as pastor. [1913 Webster] Every man living has a design in his … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Settlement — steht für Settlement (Finanzwesen) Cash settlement Finanzbegriff Permanent Settlement, Steuerbegriff Siehe auch Act of Settlement Latin Settlement The Settlement Selkirk Settlement Settlement Indians … Deutsch Wikipedia
settlement — [n1] decision, conclusion adjustment, agreement, arrangement, clearance, compact, compensation, completion, conclusion, confirmation, contract, covenant, deal, defrayal, determination, discharge, disposition, establishment, happy medium*,… … New thesaurus
settlement — [set′ lmənt] n. 1. a settling or being settled (in various senses) 2. a new colony, or a place newly colonized 3. a) a small or isolated community; village b) a community established by the members of a particular religious or social group 4. an… … English World dictionary
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Settlement — (engl., spr. ßéttlment), Niederlassung, Ansiedlung; Settler, Ansiedler … Kleines Konversations-Lexikon
settlement — The transferring of property to another person or a gift. Under certain circumstances, settlements are void against the Trustee and are brought back into the bankruptcy estate. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of… … Glossary of Bankruptcy
settlement — 1640s, act of fixing or steadying; from SETTLE (Cf. settle) (v.) + MENT (Cf. ment). Meaning colony is attested from 1690s; that of payment of an account is from 1729 … Etymology dictionary
settlement — ► NOUN 1) the action or process of settling. 2) an official agreement intended to settle a dispute or conflict. 3) a place where people establish a community. 4) Law an arrangement whereby property passes to a person or succession of people as… … English terms dictionary