- 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.
Origin of settlement
Related Words for resettlementtravel, exodus, migration, displacement, exile, voyage, relocation, removal, movement, defection, march, peregrination, colonization, journey, expatriation, trek, shift, departure, crossing, wandering
Examples from the Web for resettlement
Historical Examples of resettlement
The resettlement of the area after the massacre was delayed.The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624
Charles E. Hatch
On one or other of these alternative lines the resettlement must be devised.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference
Emile Joseph Dillon
There have been resettlement projects and such stuff for generations.Operation: Outer Space
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The allied powers are agreed that the European resettlement must be inspired by the principle of nationality.
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
- the act or instance of settling or being settled in another place
- (as modifier)resettlement procedures
- 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
1620s, "act of fixing or steadying;" from settle (v.) + -ment. Meaning "a colony," especially a new one, "tract of country newly developed" is attested from 1690s; that of "small village on the frontier" is from 1827, American English. Sense of "payment of an account" is from 1729; legal sense "a settling of arrangements" (of divorce, property transfer, etc.) is from 1670s.