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Definitions of settlement:
  • noun:   something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
    Example: "The finally reached a settlement with the union"
  • noun:   a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
  • noun:   an area where a group of families live together
  • noun:   termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
  • noun:   a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
  • noun:   the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
  • noun:   a community of people smaller than a town

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