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settlement

set·tle·ment

settlement

 
pronunciation:
se tl mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or act of settling, or the condition of being settled.
synonyms:
establishment, settling
similar words:
agreement, conclusion, decision, disposition, habitation
definition 2: an area newly occupied by colonists or settlers.
synonyms:
colonization, hamlet
definition 3: a formal or legal arrangement or agreement, esp. one pertaining to finances or business matters.
synonyms:
accommodation, deal, reconciliation
definition 4: the satisfaction of a debt or obligation.
synonyms:
liquidating, satisfaction
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