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/ˈsɛt l mənt/
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, especially 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.
of property, title, etc., upon a person.
the property so
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.
an establishment in an underprivileged area providing social services to local residents.
a subsidence or sinking of all or part of a structure.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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building resumes, then no peace will come.
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pattern along the ancient coastline.
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But it wasn't so easy to navigate the
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in the foreseeable future.
Explain that this lesson will focus on environmental impacts related to human activities and
close to the coast.
British Dictionary definitions for
the act or state of settling or being settled
the establishment of a new region; colonization
a place newly settled; colony
a collection of dwellings forming a community, esp on a frontier
a community formed by members of a group, esp of a religious sect
a public building used to provide educational and general welfare facilities for persons living in deprived areas
a subsidence of all or part of a structure
the payment of an outstanding account, invoice, charge, etc
an adjustment or agreement reached in matters of finance, business, etc
a conveyance, usually to trustees, of property to be enjoyed by several persons in succession
the deed or other instrument conveying such property
the determination of a dispute, etc, by mutual agreement without resorting to legal proceedings
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Word Origin and History for
1645, "act of fixing or steadying;" from
(v.). Meaning "colony" is attested from 1697; that of "payment of an account" is from 1729
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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