settlement

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  • IPA(key): /ˈset.l.mənt/
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  • Hyphenation: settle‧ment

Etymology[edit]

settle +‎ -ment

Noun[edit]

settlement ‎(plural settlements)

  1. The state of being settled.
  2. A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled.
  3. A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city.
  4. (architecture) The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
  5. (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.
  6. (law) A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
  7. (law) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
  8. (law) A resolution of a dispute.

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