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Settlement 1Definition: The act of setting, or the state of being settled.
Settlement 2Definition: Establishment in life, in business, condition,
etc.; ordination or installation as pastor.
Settlement 3Definition: The act of peopling, or state of being peopled; act of planting, as a colony; colonization; occupation by
settlers; as, the settlement of a new country.
Settlement 4Definition: The act or process of adjusting or determining; composure of
differences; pacification; liquidation of
accounts; arrangement; adjustment; as, settlement of a controversy, of
Settlement 5Definition: Bestowal, or giving possession, under legal sanction; the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal and permanent manner.
Settlement 6Definition: A disposition of property for the benefit of some person or
persons, usually through the medium of
trustees, and for the benefit of a wife, children, or other
relatives; jointure granted to a wife, or the act of granting it.
Settlement 7Definition: That which
settles, or is settled, established, or fixed.
Settlement 8Definition: Matter that
subsides; settlings; sediment; lees;
Settlement 9Definition: A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled; as, settlement in the West.
Settlement 10Definition: That which is bestowed formally and permanently; the sum secured to a person; especially, a jointure made to a woman at her marriage; also, in the United
States, a sum of money or other property formerly granted to a pastor in additional to his salary.
Settlement 11Definition: The gradual sinking of a building, whether by the yielding of the ground under the foundation, or by the compression of the
joints or the material.
dislocations caused by settlement.
Settlement 13Definition: A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of residence; legal residence or establishment of a person in a particular parish or town, which
entitles him to maintenance if a pauper, and
subjects the parish or town to his support.
settlement 14Definition: termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
settlement 15Definition: the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"
settlement 16Definition: something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "the 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 17Definition: a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
settlement 18Definition: a community of people smaller than a town
settlement 19Definition: a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland;
nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home
state''s system of government
settlement 20Definition: an area where a group of families live together