Definition of 'settlement'
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Their popularity has been rising and they can already be considered by the courts when deciding settlements. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The university agreed to the settlement just before the case went to a final hearing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In the last chapter this process of settlement was referred to as closure. Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)She has told them she will repay the benefits when she receives her divorce settlement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Settlement agreements will be introduced in the summer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We have a constitutional settlement in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To provide in advance for settlement of disputes is therefore elementary hygiene. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)An out of court settlement was subsequently reached. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some settlements are just clusters of dwellings. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He had already agreed to process outstanding settlement applications by the end of the month. The Sun (2009)These were people from the settlement where we had spent the night on our way down to the whale hunt. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)At the far end of the settlement is the former judge's residence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Unable to prove it, they had come to a settlement. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005) Building settlements is the most important commandment in the Torah. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Czechs in 1943 had arranged their own settlement over the frontiers and future government of their country. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Just as important is a lasting settlement to the conflict in Cyprus, which remains at an impasse. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It has asked you to pay 500 in full and final settlement of the debt, which you have agreed to. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Last month BP reached a settlement with a group of investors that could have reached $2.5 billion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Trends of 'settlement'
Very Common. settlement is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'settlement'
British English: settlement NOUN
A settlement is an official agreement between two sides who were involved in a conflict or argument.
Our objective must be to secure a peace settlement.
Definition of settlement from the Collins English Dictionary
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