• The act of settling.
  • The state of being settled.
  • A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled (even in past times).
  • A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city.
  • A site where people used to live together in ancient times; an ancient simple kind of village.
  • The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
  • The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into.
  • A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
  • A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
  • A resolution of a dispute.


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