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    Settlement - Dictionary definition and meaning for word Settlement

    (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
    Synonyms : colony
    Example Sentence
    • the American colony in Paris
    (noun) a community of people smaller than a town
    Synonyms : small town , village
    (noun) a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it Definition
    (noun) the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
    Synonyms : colonisation , colonization
    Example Sentence
    • the British colonization of America
    (noun) something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
    Synonyms : closure , resolution
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (noun) an area where a group of families live together Definition
    (noun) termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
    Synonyms : liquidation
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