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[set-ler, -l-er]
noun Law.
  1. a person who makes a settlement of property.
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Origin of settlor

First recorded in 1810–20; settle1 + -or2
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Examples from the Web for settlor

Historical Examples of settlor

  • The party creating a trust is called the grantor or settlor.

    Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3


  • The courts of equity also will interfere in some cases of defective execution in order to carry out the intentions of the settlor.

British Dictionary definitions for settlor


  1. law a person who settles property on someone
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