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 Settlement ... is an experimental effort to aid in the solution of the social and industrial problems which are engendered by the modern conditions of life in a great city. It insists that these problems are not confined to any one portion of the city. It is an attempt to relieve, at the same time, the overaccumulation at one end of society and the destitution at the other ...
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)

    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)