settlement

[ set-l-muhnt ]
/ ˈsɛt l mənt /

noun

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Origin of settlement

First recorded in 1620–30; settle1 + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM settlement

non·set·tle·ment, nouno·ver·set·tle·ment, nounpre·set·tle·ment, nounre·set·tle·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for settlement

settlement
/ (ˈsɛtəlmənt) /

noun

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