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
Marshall, 48 other state AGs, the District of Columbia, and over 45 state mortgage regulators reached a $45 million settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation, the announcement stated.
The family later reached a $5.9 million settlement with the city.
Holder said, adding that part of her settlement was a permanent ban from ever even applying to work for a 21st Century Fox company.
The amounts of those settlements were not immediately available.
Eventually, the city and the state reached a settlement.
That America became the fullest example of limited government enshrined in law is in large part a consequence of its Protestant settlement.
Each woman in the case involving former state Rep. John Arnold got $133,333 in their 2015 settlement.
But Bersin, who reached an injury settlement with the Panthers in September, was spotted at Bank of America Stadium on Wednesday.
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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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