Settlement

Settlement may refer to:

  • Consolidation (soil), a process by which soils decrease in volume
  • Human settlement, a community where people live
    • Plantation (settlement or colony), an early method of colonization
    • Israeli settlement, communities inhabited by Israeli Jews in territory that came under Israel's control as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War
    • Urban settlement (disambiguation)
    • Rural settlement
    • Urban-type settlement
  • Settlement (closing), as in a real estate closing with transfer of title deed to the buyer
  • Settlement (finance), the process of exchanging the consideration for financial instruments once a transaction has been executed
  • Settlement (structural), the gradual distortions created in a structure
Legal terms
  • Settlement (litigation), an agreement or resolution of a dispute
  • Settlement under the Poor Law, a person's place of origin or later established residence, being the Parish responsible for the person if destitute
  • Settlement (trust), an instrument creating a trust
  • Structured settlement, a financial or insurance agreement involving a structure of periodic payments to pay a debt such as tax liability

Famous quotes containing the word settlement:

    The Puritans, to keep the remembrance of their unity one with another, and of their peaceful compact with the Indians, named their forest settlement CONCORD.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    [The Settlement House] must be grounded in a philosophy whose foundation is on the solidarity of the human race, a philosophy which will not waver when the race happens to be represented by a drunken woman or an idiot boy.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)

    I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
    John Adams (1735–1826)