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Settlement 1

Definition: The act of setting, or the state of being settled.

Settlement 2

Definition: Establishment in life, in business, condition, etc.; ordination or installation as pastor.

Settlement 3

Definition: 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 4

Definition: The act or process of adjusting or determining; composure of doubts or differences; pacification; liquidation of accounts; arrangement; adjustment; as, settlement of a controversy, of accounts, etc.

Settlement 5

Definition: Bestowal, or giving possession, under legal sanction; the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal and permanent manner.

Settlement 6

Definition: 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 7

Definition: That which settles, or is settled, established, or fixed.

Settlement 8

Definition: Matter that subsides; settlings; sediment; lees; dregs.

Settlement 9

Definition: A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled; as, settlement in the West.

Settlement 10

Definition: 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 11

Definition: 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.

Settlement 12

Definition: Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.

Settlement 13

Definition: 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 14

Definition: termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities

settlement 15

Definition: the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"

settlement 16

Definition: 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 17

Definition: a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it

settlement 18

Definition: a community of people smaller than a town

settlement 19

Definition: 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

settlement 20

Definition: an area where a group of families live together


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