settlement

noun
1 official/legal agreement
ADJECTIVE
final
lasting, long-term, permanent
comprehensive

a lasting and comprehensive peace settlement

early
temporary
amicable, friendly (BrE), peaceful
just, reasonable, satisfactory (esp. BrE)
compromise
negotiated
global (law)

a proposed $100-million global settlement of a class action suit

constitutional (esp. BrE), diplomatic, financial, legal, political
compensation (esp. BrE), divorce, marriage (esp. BrE)
out-of-court
generous
huge, large

They signed away their legal rights for a large cash settlement.

cash
peace
post-war
pay (esp. BrE), wage (BrE)

Nurses refused to accept a pay settlement less than the rate of inflation.

dispute
VERB + SETTLEMENT
achieve, agree, reach, secure

Both parties hope to reach an amicable settlement.

make

They made a financial settlement with the family in order to prevent a civil lawsuit.

negotiate, produce

The union has negotiated a temporary settlement.

seek

Lawyers are seeking an out-of-court settlement.

offer, propose
accept
receive, win

They won a settlement of $10.6 million.

pay

The company had to pay multi-million-dollar settlements to victims.

SETTLEMENT + NOUN
agreement

negotiations for a final settlement agreement

offer

a $50 000 pretrial settlement offer

PREPOSITION
settlement of

the peaceful settlement of a long-standing dispute

under a/the settlement

a beneficiary under the settlement

settlement with

They have reached a settlement with the government.

PHRASES
in settlement of

They agreed to pay $8 million in settlement of the claim by Duqual.

a cheque in settlement of the amount owing (BrE)

the terms of the settlement
2 place where people have come to live
ADJECTIVE
ancient, early
land
agricultural, rural
urban
coastal
isolated, outlying
large, small
human

the earliest urban human settlement in the world

European, Jewish, etc.
permanent
illegal
penal (esp. BrE)
VERB + SETTLEMENT
establish, found

The Romans established a settlement on the south shore.

SETTLEMENT + VERB
grow up

A settlement grew up around the castle.

SETTLEMENT + NOUN
patterns

early settlement patterns in South America

site (esp. BrE)

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