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definition of the word settlement

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settle + -ment

Singular
settlement

Plural
settlements

settlement (plural settlements)

  1. The state of being settled.
  2. A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled.
  3. (architecture) The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
  4. (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.
  5. (law) A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
  6. (law) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
  7. (law) A resolution of a dispute.


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