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
A Seattle police officer fired in fall 2015 for arresting an elderly African-American man who was using a golf club as a cane will receive a lump-sum payment of more than $100,000 in back pay, according to a settlement agreement with the city.
And the downhill slide didn’t end with losing the war; a subsequent series of treaties divvied up chunks of China between Russia and Japan, a continuation of the creation of European concessions like Hong Kong or the French settlement in Shanghai.
The pending trial follows a July settlement by the city for $2.1 million in a discrimination lawsuit with former Chula Vista Deputy Fire Chief Jim Garcia.
Only lawyers at Zillow and the CFPB know whether the case is destined for litigation or a settlement.
Both the church and the city worked toward a settlement to avoid further costs of litigation, according to the agreement.
According to court documents, a settlement in the case is off the table at this point.
Harling grew up in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest settlement from the Louisiana Purchase, with two younger siblings.
That same year in 1972, the study ended, and two years later a class action lawsuit settlement awarded those in the study and their families $10 million along with the benefits initially promised to them by researchers.
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First Known Use of settlement
Synonymsaccord, bargain, compact, contract, convention, covenant, deal, disposition, pact, agreement, understanding
Related Wordscharter, treaty; binder, pledge, promise; alliance, association, entente, entente cordiale, league, partnership; acceptance, approval, assent, concurrence, consent, OK (or okay)
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
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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