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settlement

settlement - Dictionary definition and meaning for word settlement

Definition
(noun) 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
Synonyms : colony
Example Sentence
  • the American colony in Paris

Definition
(noun) a community of people smaller than a town
Synonyms : small town , village

Definition
(noun) a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
Definition
(noun) the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
Synonyms : colonisation , colonization
Example Sentence
  • the British colonization of America

Definition
(noun) something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
Synonyms : closure , resolution
Example Sentence
  • they 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

Definition
(noun) an area where a group of families live together
Definition
(noun) termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
Synonyms : liquidation

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