settlement: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (set'l-munt), [key]
- the act or state of settling or the state of being settled.
- the act of making stable or putting on a permanent basis.
- a state of stability or permanence.
- an arrangement or adjustment, as of business affairs or a disagreement.
- an agreement signed after labor negotiations between union and management.
- the terms reached in this agreement.
- the settling of persons in a new country or place.
- a colony, esp. in its early stages.
- a small community, village, or group of houses in a thinly populated area.
- a community formed and populated by members of a particular religious or ideological group: a Shaker settlement.
- the satisfying of a claim or demand; a coming to terms.
- final disposition of an estate or the like.
- the settling of property, title, etc., upon a person.
- the property so settled.
- legal residence in a specific place.
- (of a pauper) the right to claim food and shelter from an official agency or specific town or district.
- Also called an establishment in an underprivileged area providing social services to local residents.
- a subsidence or sinking of all or part of a structure.
- settlement (Thesaurus)