Examples of settlement in a Sentence
I got the house in the divorce settlement.
The parties have not been able to reach a settlement in the case.
We were hoping for a quick settlement of the dispute between the neighbors.
English settlements in North America.
This was the island's first colonial settlement.
They came upon the ruins of an ancient settlement.
Recent Examples of settlement from the Web
The article said the woman received a $135,000 settlement.
Court records show at least one of those women received a settlement from Louisiana as a result of the court case.
The lawsuit alleges that Maroney was forced to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of a financial settlement.
In the end, 72 people received a multi-million-dollar settlement.
One African-American scout for the Panthers reportedly received a settlement after Richardson used a racial slur against him.
Yet Packer still received a settlement of $220,000 in taxpayer funds in 2014.
The family received an official apology, a meeting with President Gerald Ford and a financial settlement.
Peel sued the state of Alaska for wrongful prosecution and received a $900,000 financial settlement.
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First Known Use of settlement
SETTLEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of settlement for English Language Learners
: a formal agreement or decision that ends an argument or dispute; also : an amount of money that someone receives as part of such an agreement
: the act or process of settling an argument or disagreement
: the act of paying back money that is owed
SETTLEMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of settlement for Students
- the settlement of New England
legal Definition of settlement
- the states finally agreed upon a settlement and a consent decree
- —W. J. Brennan, Jr.
- entered into a property settlement prior to the divorce
- if the monetary limits of a defendant's insurance policy can be discovered in order to obtain reasonable settlements
- —J. H. Friedenthal et al.
- settlement costs
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