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settlements, plural;
  1. An official agreement intended to resolve a dispute or conflict
    • - unions succeeded in reaching a pay settlement
    • - the settlement of the Sino-Japanese war
  2. A formal arrangement made between the parties to a lawsuit in order to resolve it, esp. out of court
    • - the owner reached an out-of-court settlement with the plaintiffs
  3. A place, typically one that has hitherto been uninhabited, where people establish a community
    • - the little settlement of Buttermere
  4. The process of settling in such a place
    • - the early settlement of Queensland
  5. The action of allowing or helping people to do this
    • - he was involved in the sale and settlement of Crown land
  6. An arrangement whereby property passes to a succession of people as dictated by the settlor

  7. The amount or property given

  8. The action or process of settling an account

  9. Subsidence of the ground or a structure built on it
    • - a boundary wall, which has cracked due to settlement, is to be replaced

  1. colony: 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"
  2. village: a community of people smaller than a town
  3. a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
  4. colonization: the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"
  5. 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"
  6. an area where a group of families live together
  7. Closing (or settlement) is the final step in executing a real estate transaction.
  8. A settlement is a general term used in archaeology, geography, landscape history and other subjects for a permanent or temporary community in which people live, without being specific as to size, population or importance. ...
  9. Settlement (of securities) is a business process whereby securities or interests in securities are delivered, usually against (in simultaneous exchange for) payment of money, to fulfill contractual obligations, such as those arising under securities trades.
  10. Settlement in a structure refers to the distortion or disruption of parts of a building due to either; unequal compression of its foundations, shrinkage such as that which occurs in timber framed buildings as the frame adjusts its moisture content, or by undue loads being applied to the building ...
  11. In the context of trusts, a settlement is a deed (also called a trust instrument) whereby real estate, land, or other property is given by a settlor into trust so that the beneficiary only has the limited right to the property (for example during their life), but usually has no right to transfer ...
  12. The Settlement is the main and only town on Anegada in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.
  13. The state of being settled; A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled; The gradual sinking of a building. ...
  14. (settle) A seat of any kind; A long bench, often with a high back and arms, with storage space underneath for linen; A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part; To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; ...
  15. (Settlements) New towns for Israeli settlers built in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza after they were seized by Israel in the wake of the 1967 war. The Israeli government has been building these settlements since the 1970s. ...
  16. (Settlements) Como, Lecco (see article)
  17. (Settlements) Kondopoga, Medvezhyegorsk, Petrozavodsk, Pindushi, Povenets
  18. (Settlements) Smeerenburg · Jan Mayen
  19. (Settlements) The FLSA provides two and only two mechanisms for an employee and employer to enter into a "binding" settlement of FLSA claims. One is to settle a matter under the "supervision" of the U.S. Department of Labor. The other is to settle a matter in the course of litigation. ...
  20. (Settlements) This category includes all developed land, including transportation infrastructure and human settlements of any size, unless they are already included under other categories. This should be consistent with the selection of national definitions.
  21. (Settlements) This is the area of a financial institution that is responsible for originating confirmations, verifying trades and arranging payments. It is outside and independent of the treasury.
  22. (Settlements) and settler colonies: For the purposes of this report, "settlements" is the social science and planning term for areas of human habitation, irrespective of their legal status, or the ethnic or religious composition of their population. ...
  23. (Settle) The last price paid for a commodity on any trading day. The exchange clearinghouse determines a firm's net gains or losses, margin requirements, and the next day's price limits, based on each futures and options contract settlement price. ...
  24. (Settle) Reach an agreement with a lender to repay only part of the original debt.
  25. (Settle) the gradual sinking of your body weight and height each time you alter the width or depth of your stance. Gravitational marriage occurs with each height adjustment.