- 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.
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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How to use settlement in a sentence
Monday’s announcement of the settlement felt like the right moment to revisit this issue.Temp Workers Fight Back Against Alleged Sexual Harassment and Say They Face Retaliation for Doing So|by Melissa Sanchez|August 28, 2020|ProPublica
Initially reported by France’s Capital, the settlement covers the period from 2009-2018.Facebook coughs up $125 million to settle French tax dispute|David Meyer|August 24, 2020|Fortune
It offers those violators a way out via a settlement program.San Diego County Cites Navy for Ship Fire|MacKenzie Elmer|July 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
He agreed not to sue the district and the parties would keep the settlement confidential to the extent the law permits.Accusations Flew, Then National School District Official Got Paid to Resign|Ashly McGlone|July 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
There, the South Americans mated with Polynesian inhabitants during the initial period of discovery and settlement of those remote islands, researchers say.South Americans may have traveled to Polynesia 800 years ago|Bruce Bower|July 8, 2020|Science News
The president came to believe Shamir misled him on the settlement issue, or flat-out lied to him.The Inside Story of U.S. Meddling in Israel’s Elections|Aaron David Miller|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jonathan Moore, who secured the $1.7 million settlement in the Stewart case, is representing them.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The city of Cleveland recently reached a $3 million settlement with the Russell and Williams families.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim|Michael Daly|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A year later, the suit ended in a settlement, the details of which remain confidential.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio|Caitlin Dickson|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This meant that Palestinian taxi drivers had to drive through the Israeli settlement of Bet El.The Radicals Who Slaughtered a Synagogue|Creede Newton|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whatever can be done to bring about the prompt and effective use of this new system of bank settlement will be done.
In and around where they now sat, there was quite a settlement of Negroes, mostly small farmers.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
"Milor, the matter admits of no settlement," said the Breton menacingly, rising from his chair.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
(d) Excess balances may, at the convenience of each federal reserve bank, remain deposited with the gold settlement fund.
Suppose you wish to find out what words will translate the date of the settlement of Jamestown, Va., 1607.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
British Dictionary definitions for settlement
- 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