settlement

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 Settlement — steht für Settlement (Finanzwesen) Cash settlement Finanzbegriff Permanent Settlement, Steuerbegriff Siehe auch Act of Settlement Latin Settlement The Settlement Selkirk Settlement Settlement Indians …

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  • 5 settlement — [n1] decision, conclusion adjustment, agreement, arrangement, clearance, compact, compensation, completion, conclusion, confirmation, contract, covenant, deal, defrayal, determination, discharge, disposition, establishment, happy medium*,… …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 Settlement — (engl., spr. ßéttl ment), Niederlassung, Ansiedelung, Kolonie; auch Festsetzung, Vermächtnis, Anordnung, z. B. über Güterschluß oder Entail (s. d.). – S. (Toynbeehalle) heißt auch eine Ansiedelung akademisch gebildeter Männer in einem… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Settlement — (engl., spr. ßéttlment), Niederlassung, Ansiedlung; Settler, Ansiedler …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 settlement — The clearinghouse practice of adjusting all futures accounts daily according to gain or loss from price movement is generally called settlement. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary (1) Noun The standard number of days between the date that a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 settlement — noun 1 official/legal agreement ADJECTIVE ▪ final ▪ lasting, long term, permanent ▪ comprehensive ▪ a lasting and comprehensive peace settlement …

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  • 14 Settlement — When payment is made for a trade. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * settlement set‧tle‧ment [ˈsetlmənt] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] an official agreement or decision that ends an argument between two people or organizations: •… …

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  • 15 settlement — set|tle|ment W2 [ˈsetlmənt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(official agreement)¦ 2¦(payment)¦ 3¦(group of houses)¦ 4¦(new area/places)¦ 5¦(sinking)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(OFFICIAL AGREEMENT)¦ an official agreement or decision that ends an argument, a court case, or a fight …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 settlement — Act or process of adjusting or determining; an adjusting; an adjustment between persons concerning their dealings or difficulties; an agreement by which parties having disputed matters between them reach or ascertain what is coming from one to… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 settlement — /set l meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or state of settling or the state of being settled. 2. the act of making stable or putting on a permanent basis. 3. a state of stability or permanence. 4. an arrangement or adjustment, as of business affairs or a… …

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  • 18 settlement — [[t]se̱t(ə)lmənt[/t]] ♦♦ settlements 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A settlement is an official agreement between two sides who were involved in a conflict or argument. Our objective must be to secure a peace settlement... They are not optimistic… …

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  • 19 settlement */*/ — UK [ˈset(ə)lmənt] / US noun Word forms settlement : singular settlement plural settlements 1) a) [countable/uncountable] a formal agreement that ends a disagreement They are negotiating a peace settlement. the settlement of disputes between… …

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  • 20 settlement — set|tle|ment [ setlmənt ] noun ** ▸ 1 formal agreement ▸ 2 place where people live ▸ 3 payment of money owed ▸ 4 where poor can get help ▸ 5 something you legally give 1. ) count or uncount a formal agreement that ends a disagreement: They are… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English