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settlement British & World English

An official agreement intended to resolve a dispute or conflict

settlement English Thesaurus

unions succeeded in reaching a pay settlement

Settlement, Act of British & World English

A statute of 1701 that vested the British Crown in Sophia of Hanover (granddaughter of James I of England and VI of Scotland) and her Protestant heirs, so excluding Roman Catholics, including the Stuarts, from the succession. Sophia’s son became George I

settlement house British & World English

An institution in an inner-city area, typically sponsored by a church or college, providing educational, recreational, and other social services to the community

settlement lease British & World English

A lease setting out the terms of tenure for a large area of agricultural land

settlement scheme British & World English

A scheme to promote rural development by establishing farmers in underdeveloped areas

informal settlement British & World English

Another term for shackland.

marriage settlement British & World English

A legal arrangement by which property is given or secured when a couple get married

structured settlement British & World English

A legal settlement paid out as an annuity rather than in a lump sum, usually with certain tax advantages for the recipient and a savings for the payer

viatical settlement British & World English

An arrangement whereby a person with a terminal illness sells their life insurance policy to a third party for less than its mature value, in order to benefit from the proceeds while alive


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