Meaning of settlement

Definition of settlement

(noun) a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government; "the American colony in Paris"
the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"
something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "they finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"; "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure"
an area where a group of families live together

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