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  Definition of settlement
  1. termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
  2. the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"
  3. 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"
  4. a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
  5. a community of people smaller than a town
  6. 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
  7. an area where a group of families live together
Similar Words: liquidation, colonization, colonisation, resolution, closure, village, small town, colony

 

Hyponyms: viatical settlement, viaticus settlement, population, accommodation, conclusion, out-of-court settlement, property settlement, accord and satisfaction, moshav, frontier settlement, outpost, Plantation, proprietary colony, Demerara, Gibraltar, Rock of Gibraltar, Calpe, Plymouth Colony, New Amsterdam, village, hamlet

 

Derivational Morphology: settle, liquidate, pay off, locate, colonize, colonise, square off, square up, determine, decide, resolve, adjudicate

 

 
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