Definition of Settlement

1. Noun. A body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government. "The American colony in Paris"

Exact synonyms: Colony
Generic synonyms: Body
Specialized synonyms: Frontier Settlement, Outpost, Plantation, Proprietary Colony
Specialized synonyms: Demerara, Calpe, Gibraltar, Rock Of Gibraltar, Plymouth Colony, New Amsterdam
Member holonyms: Colonial
Derivative terms: Colonial, Colonise, Colonise, Colonist, Colonize, Colonize, Settle, Settle, Settle



2. Noun. A community of people smaller than a town.
Exact synonyms: Small Town, Village
Generic synonyms: Community
Specialized synonyms: Moshav

3. Noun. A conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it.

4. Noun. The act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies. "The British colonization of America"
Exact synonyms: Colonisation, Colonization
Generic synonyms: Constitution, Establishment, Formation, Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: Population
Derivative terms: Colonise, Colonise, Colonize, Colonize, Settle

5. Noun. Something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making. "He needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure"
Exact synonyms: Closure, Resolution
Generic synonyms: Deciding, Decision Making
Derivative terms: Settle

6. Noun. An area where a group of families live together.
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Specialized synonyms: Hamlet, Village
Derivative terms: Settle, Settle, Settle

7. Noun. Termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities.
Exact synonyms: Liquidation
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Termination
Specialized synonyms: Viatical Settlement, Viaticus Settlement
Derivative terms: Liquidate, Settle, Settle

Definition of Settlement

1. n. The act of setting, or the state of being settled.

Definition of Settlement

1. Noun. The state of being settled. ¹

2. Noun. A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled. ¹

3. Noun. A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city. ¹

4. Noun. (architecture) The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement. ¹

5. Noun. (finance) The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into. ¹

6. Noun. (legal) A disposition of property, or the act of granting it. ¹

7. Noun. (legal) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence. ¹

8. Noun. (legal) A resolution of a dispute. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Settlement

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Medical Definition of Settlement

1. 1. The act of setting, or the state of being settled. Specifically: Establishment in life, in business, condition, etc.; ordination or installation as pastor. "Every man living has a design in his head upon wealth power, or settlement in the world." (L'Estrange) 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. 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. Bestowal, or giving possession, under legal sanction; the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal and permanent manner. "My flocks, my fields, my woods, my pastures take, With settlement as good as law can make." (Dryden) 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. 2. That which settles, or is settled, established, or fixed. Specifically: Matter that subsides; settlings; sediment; lees; dregs. "Fuller's earth left a thick settlement." (Mortimer) A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled; as, settlement in the West. 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. 3. 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. Pl. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement. 4. 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. Act of settlement, the statute of 12 and 13 William III, by which the crown was limited to the present reigning house (the house of Hanover). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Settlement

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Literary usage of Settlement

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1. Annual Report (1901)
"THE NEED AND VALUE OF settlement WORK. By JAMES B. REYNOLDS, Head Worker University settlement Society, New York City. I wish to frankly admit at the start ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"settlement AND BASTARDY See also Receipts and Expenditures. 1794-1871. The settlement laws; origin and principle of settlement laws in this and other states ..."

3. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"settlement AND BASTARDY Sec also Receipts and Expenditures. 1794-1871. The settlement laws; origin and principle of settlement laws in this and other states ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1906)
"At the end of 1789 plans were matured for the settlement of the revenue ; and these plans ... Herein, as it proved, lay the weak point of the settlement. ..."

5. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"But the wife here has a settlement of her own, which may be said, therefore, ... It can scarcely be said that the wife has a settlement other than her ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The time at which the modern form of settlement of real estate came into use seems ... The settlement of chattels is no doubt of considerably later origin, ..."

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