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settlement Idioms & Phrases


Act of settlement

  • (Eng. Hist.), the statute of 12 and 13 William III, by which the crown was limited to the present reigning house (the house of Hanover).
Webster 1913

frontier settlement

  • noun a settlement on the frontier of civilization
    outpost.
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Marriage settlement

  • noun a prenuptial agreement or contract
    marriage contract.
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  • (Law), a settlement of property in view, and in consideration, of marriage.
Webster 1913

out-of-court settlement

  • noun resolution of a dispute prior to the rendering of a final decision by the trial court
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property settlement

  • noun (matrimonial law) the division of property owned or acquired by marriage partners during their marriage
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settlement house

  • noun a center in an underprivileged area that provides community services
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viatical settlement

  • noun cash derived from sale of an insurance policy by a terminally ill policy holder
  • noun sale of an insurance policy by a terminally ill policy holder
    viatical settlement.
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viaticus settlement

  • noun sale of an insurance policy by a terminally ill policy holder
    viatical settlement.
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