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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An official agreement or decision that ends an argument, a court case, or a fight, or the action of making an agreement. Also: when a lot of people move to a place in order to live there, especially in a place where not many people have lived before.

Usage examples (39)
  • They reached a settlement before the case went to court..
  • The finally reached a settlement with the union
  • If the term settlement is used alone, it misleads readers to think positively of the activity.
  • The second finding is what I call the settlement dilemma. for more
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