Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) The act of setting, or the state of being settled.
2. (n.) Establishment in life, in business, condition, etc.; ordination or installation as pastor.
3. (n.) The act of peopling, or state of being peopled; act of planting, as a colony; colonization; occupation by settlers; as, the settlement of a new country.
4. (n.) The act or process of adjusting or determining; composure of doubts or differences; pacification; liquidation of accounts; arrangement; adjustment; as, settlement of a controversy, of accounts, etc.
5. (n.) Bestowal, or giving possession, under legal sanction; the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal and permanent manner.
6. (n.) A disposition of property for the benefit of some person or persons, usually through the medium of trustees, and for the benefit of a wife, children, or other relatives; jointure granted to a wife, or the act of granting it.
7. (n.) That which settles, or is settled, established, or fixed.
8. (n.) Matter that subsides; settlings; sediment; lees; dregs.
9. (n.) A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled; as, settlement in the West.
10. (n.) That which is bestowed formally and permanently; the sum secured to a person; especially, a jointure made to a woman at her marriage; also, in the United States, a sum of money or other property formerly granted to a pastor in additional to his salary.
11. (n.) The gradual sinking of a building, whether by the yielding of the ground under the foundation, or by the compression of the joints or the material.
12. (n.) Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
13. (n.) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of residence; legal residence or establishment of a person in a particular parish or town, which entitles him to maintenance if a pauper, and subjects the parish or town to his support.
Strong's Hebrew2691b. chatser -- settled abode, settlement, village...
<< 2691a, 2691b. chatser. 2692 >>. settled abode, settlement
Transliteration: chatser Short Definition: villages. Word Origin ... /hebrew/2691b.htm - 5k
4186. moshab -- a seat, assembly, dwelling place, dwelling ...
... places (5), dwellings (9), habitation (1), habitations (2), inhabited (3), inhabited
places (1), lived (1), seat (8), seating (2), settlement (1), settlements ...
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