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
Settlement - (n.) Bestowal, or giving possession, under legal sanction;
the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal and permanent
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
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.