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
Farenthold had vowed to repay the taxpayer money used for the settlement in December, but as of last month he had not yet paid back that money.
Even at the basement meeting, where some 40 people gathered to create a case for a better financial settlement for Moore, there were competing perspectives.
Bird paid $300,000 as part of a settlement with Santa Monica, which had accused the company of operating without permits and owing $6,000 in fines.
Through mediation, Ada County agreed to pay $100,000 as part of a settlement with Holden P. Coladonato, an airman at Mountain Home Air Force Base who was partially blinded when shrapnel flew into his eye in the 2013 incident.
Both parties agreed to drop the case in 2015, but the terms of the settlement were not clear at the time.
But it's also been widely criticized for abuses by lawyers shaking down businesses for quick settlements.
Details of the settlement aren't included in court records.
Rifkin said the city had accounted for the multimillion dollar settlement in its budget.
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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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