an official agreement intended to resolve a dispute or conflict.
unions succeeded in reaching a pay settlement
sinonim: agreement, deal, arrangement, resolution, bargain, understanding, pact
a place, typically one that has hitherto been uninhabited, where people establish a community.
the little settlement of Buttermere
sinonim: community, colony, outpost, encampment, post, village, commune, ecovillage, plantation, clearing
an arrangement whereby property passes to a succession of people as dictated by the settlor.
Once the church courts had agreed that the marriage should end, only a private Act of Parliament could give effect to property settlements and issues of succession.
the action or process of settling an account.
Otherwise, they won’t make so much money out of me in spite of early settlement penalties.
sinonim: payment, discharge, liquidation, clearance
subsidence of the ground or a structure built on it.
a boundary wall, which has cracked due to settlement, is to be replaced