Translation of settlement in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈsetlmənt/


  • 2 u 2.1 (of account, bill) pago (m); (of debt) liquidación (f), satisfacción (f) prompt settlement appreciated se agradece la prontitud en el pago 2.2 (of dispute) (re)solución (f) settlement out of court (re)solución (f) extrajudicial, transacción (f) extrajudicial
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    • The peaceful settlement of this dispute has allowed for renewed co-operation.
    • It is the same form of acknowledgment seen in the settlements that the National Government was involved in.
    • Chapter 6 deals with the peaceful settlement of disputes, in which all sides seek a solution.
    2.3 (of people) establecimiento (m), asentamiento (m)
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    • The 1976 Immigration Act made family reunification and refugee settlement two of Canada's fundamental objectives.
    2.4 (of country, region) colonización (f), población (f)
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    • A process of settlement and resettlement along the Niger continued into the nineteenth century.
    • The story of the railways of Shanghai goes back to the early days of Western settlement in the city after it was forced open by the unequal treaties imposed by the Western imperialists.
    • She presents a wide variety of descriptive material concerning Aboriginal life, dating from the earliest years of European settlement.
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    • Otherwise, they won't make so much money out of me in spite of early settlement penalties.
    • On the other hand, the losses on contracts that require settlement in cash are accounted for as a charge in the income statement.
    • What's more, free life insurance is included, plus there are no other charges or early settlement penalties.
  • 3 c (institution) (AmE) organismo que presta diversos servicios a una población

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