- legal residence in a specific place.
- (of a pauper) the right to claim food and shelter from an official agency or specific town or district.
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OTHER WORDS FROM settlementnon·set·tle·ment, nouno·ver·set·tle·ment, nounpre·set·tle·ment, nounre·set·tle·ment, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for resettlement
America, during the time of my visit, was afraid of taking too strong a lead in the resettlement of Europe.People of Destiny|Philip Gibbs
The resettlement of the area after the massacre was delayed.The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624|Charles E. Hatch
He therefore moved to amend the resolution before the committee so as to require a resettlement of the debt.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 (of 5)|John Marshall
With smaller resources and in a colder light the resettlement of Bohemia was a work of compromise, not spontaneous achievement.Vie de Bohme|Orlo Williams
But Aitken did more than mine diamonds, for he had not forgotten the lesson we had learned together in the work of resettlement.Prester John|John Buchan
British Dictionary definitions for resettlement (1 of 2)
- the act or instance of settling or being settled in another place
- (as modifier)resettlement procedures
British Dictionary definitions for resettlement (2 of 2)
- the payment of an outstanding account, invoice, charge, etc
- (as modifier)settlement day
- a conveyance, usually to trustees, of property to be enjoyed by several persons in succession
- the deed or other instrument conveying such property
- the determination of a dispute, etc, by mutual agreement without resorting to legal proceedings