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
Until now, only the committee’s top Republican and Democratic members have been involved in any settlements; Comstock had no role and was not privy to any details, including the dollar amounts paid or the identity of the complainant or offender.
In the settlement, the actor did not admit any guilt.
Because of the attempted framing by the police, the 33-year-old Wiggins just won nearly $1 million from the city in a settlement, the New York Daily News reports.
The fraud lawsuits ended in a $25 million settlement Trump agreed to pay out shortly after the election.
With many millions of dollars at stake in potential settlements for Tom Jurich and Pitino, the university’s cash reserves may not be sufficient to cover contingencies.
Attorney David Malik, who represented Anderson's family in a civil case that resulted in a $2.25 million settlement from the city of Cleveland, could not immediately be reached for comment on the memo.
The portion of the agreement dealing with banked cards expired in 2015 and was the subject of a federal lawsuit that resulted in a settlement between Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminoles.
The role of taxpayers in these settlements is getting a closer look.
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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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