Definition of SETTLEMENT


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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; "the American colony in Paris" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it ;

  • 5. (

    ) something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "they finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"; "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure" ;

  • 6. (

    ) an area where a group of families live together ;

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