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    Definition:
    Settlement - (n.) The act of setting, or the state of being settled.
    Settlement - (n.) Establishment in life, in business, condition, etc.; ordination or installation as pastor.
    Settlement - (n.) The act of peopling, or state of being peopled; act of planting, as a colony; colonization; occupation by settlers; as, the settlement of a new country.
    Settlement - (n.) The act or process of adjusting or determining; composure of doubts or differences; pacification; liquidation of accounts; arrangement; adjustment; as, settlement of a controversy, of accounts, etc.
    Settlement - (n.) Bestowal, or giving possession, under legal sanction; the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal and permanent manner.
    Settlement - (n.) A disposition of property for the benefit of some person or persons, usually through the medium of trustees, and for the benefit of a wife, children, or other relatives; jointure granted to a wife, or the act of granting it.
    Settlement - (n.) That which settles, or is settled, established, or fixed.
    Settlement - (n.) Matter that subsides; settlings; sediment; lees; dregs.
    Settlement - (n.) A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled; as, settlement in the West.
    Settlement - (n.) That which is bestowed formally and permanently; the sum secured to a person; especially, a jointure made to a woman at her marriage; also, in the United States, a sum of money or other property formerly granted to a pastor in additional to his salary.
    Settlement - (n.) The gradual sinking of a building, whether by the yielding of the ground under the foundation, or by the compression of the joints or the material.
    Settlement - (n.) Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
    Settlement - (n.) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of residence; legal residence or establishment of a person in a particular parish or town, which entitles him to maintenance if a pauper, and subjects the parish or town to his support.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Dissettlement - (n.) The act of unsettling, or the state of being unsettled.
    Resettlement - (n.) Act of settling again, or state of being settled again; as, the resettlement of lees.
    Unsettlement - (n.) The act of unsettling, or state of being unsettled; disturbance.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Settlement - n. 1 settling or being settled. 2 a place occupied by settlers. B small village. 3 a political or financial etc. Agreement. B arrangement ending a dispute. 4 a terms on which property is given to a person. B deed stating these. C amount or property given.
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Marriage settlement - n. Legal property arrangement between spouses.

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