1 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 [syn: colony]
3 a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
4 the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America" [syn: colonization, colonisation]
5 something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "the finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"; "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure" [syn: resolution, closure]
6 an area where a group of families live together
7 termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities [syn: liquidation]
- /ˈset.l.mənt/, /"sEt.l.m@nt/
- The state of being settled.
- A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled.
- The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
- 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.
- A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
- A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
- A resolution of a dispute.
(Law): A disposition of property, or the act of granting it
- Polish: zapisanie
A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled
(Architecture): The gradual sinking of a building
- Polish: osiadanie
(Law): A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence
- Polish: zasiedzenie
(finance) The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer
Settlement may refer to:
settlement, permanent community where people live
- Israeli settlement, communities inhabited by Israeli Jews in territory that came under Israel's control as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War
- Settlement (closing), as in a real estate closing with transfer of title deed to the buyer
- Settlement (finance), the process of exchanging the consideration for financial instruments once a transaction has been executed
- Settlement (structural), the gradual distortions created in a structure
- Consolidation (soil), settlement in soil
- Settlement (litigation), an agreement or resolution of a dispute
- Settlement (trust), an instrument creating a trust
- Settlement under the Poor Law, a person's place of origin or later established residence, being the Parish responsible for the person if destitute
abalienation, abatement of differences, absolute indication, absolute interest, accommodation, acquitment, acquittal, acquittance, adjustment, affirmation, agreement, alienation, ally, amortization, amortizement, anchorage, appanage, arbitration, archduchy, archdukedom, arrangement, ashram, assignation, assignment, bargain, bargain and sale, barter, benefit, bequeathal, binder, body, body politic, buffer state, burden of proof, camp, captive nation, cash, cash payment, caste, cession, chieftaincy, chieftainry, choice, city-state, claim, clan, class, clearance, clearing, closing, colonization, colony, common, commonweal, commonwealth, commune, community, composition, composition of differences, compromise, concession, conclusion, conclusive evidence, conferment, conferral, confirmation, consignation, consignment, contingent interest, conveyance, conveyancing, cop-out, country, county, damning evidence, deal, debt service, deciding, decision, deeding, defrayal, defrayment, deliverance, delivery, demise, demonstration, deposit, desertion of principle, determination, disbursal, discharge, disposal, disposition, doling out, domain, dominion, dot, dower, down payment, dowry, duchy, dukedom, earldom, earnest, earnest money, easement, economic class, elimination, empeoplement, empery, empire, encampment, endogamous group, endowment, enfeoffment, equitable interest, equity, establishment, estate, evasion of responsibility, exchange, extended family, family, fixation, foundation, free city, gens, give-and-take, giving, giving way, grand duchy, hamlet, hire purchase, hire purchase plan, holding, inauguration, incontrovertible evidence, indisputable evidence, inhabitancy, inhabitation, inhabiting, initiation, installation, installment, installment plan, interest, interest payment, investiture, investment, ironclad proof, jointure, kingdom, kinship group, land, lease and release, legal jointure, limitation, liquidation, lodgment, mandant, mandate, mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, marriage portion, moiety, monthly payments, mooring, mutual concession, nation, nationality, never-never, nuclear family, occupancy, occupation, onus, onus probandi, order, outpost, part, paying, paying off, paying out, paying up, payment, payment in kind, payoff, peoplement, peopling, percentage, phratria, phratry, phyle, plantation, polis, polity, population, portion, possession, post, power, prepayment, principality, principate, proof, protectorate, province, puppet government, puppet regime, quarterly payments, quietus, quittance, rapprochement, realm, reconciliation, regular payments, remittance, republic, residence, resolution, retirement, right, right of entry, sale, satellite, satisfaction, sealing, selection, seneschalty, setting, settling, showdown, signature, signing, sinking-fund payment, social class, society, solemnization, sovereign nation, spot cash, stabilization, stake, state, strict settlement, subcaste, sultanate, superpower, sure sign, surrender, terms, territory, thirds, title, toparchia, toparchy, totem, trading, transfer, transference, transmission, transmittal, trust, understanding, unmistakable sign, use, vested interest, vesting, village, weekly payments, working-out, yielding