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
In the wake of the allegations, Gov. Matt Bevin and other Republican leaders called on anyone involved in the settlement to resign.
Eleven of the 12 WorldCom directors paid more than 20 percent of their aggregate net worth in the settlement.
Besides serving as a hedging tool for Chinese companies, the contract will aid a broader government agenda of increasing the use of the yuan in trade settlement, Levinson said.
In the cities of the global South, one third to a half of the urban population lives in informal settlements.
Several of the cases resulted in legal settlements in which Weinstein’s accusers agreed to confidentiality clauses that barred them from speaking about their experiences.
The Evergreen State College professor at the center of campus protests this spring will receive $500,000 in a settlement that was announced Friday.
America should push harder for its allies to seize Syria’s eastern border posts before Mr Assad and his allies get there—both to prevent Iran from creating a land corridor from Tehran to Beirut and to gain leverage in a future peace settlement.
The rest of the $100 million settlement went to forgiving former students' loans and outstanding payments.
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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
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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