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Definition: Act of settlement
1. The act of setting, or the state of being settled.
(a) Establishment in life, in business, condition, etc.;
ordination or installation as pastor.
Every man living has a design in his head upon
wealth power, or settlement in the world.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.
(d) Bestowal, or giving possession, under legal sanction;
the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal
and permanent manner.
My flocks, my fields, my woods, my pastures
With settlement as good as law can make.
(e) (Law) 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.
2. That which settles, or is settled, established, or fixed.
(a) Matter that subsides; settlings; sediment; lees;
Fuller's earth left a thick settlement.
(b) A colony newly established; a place or region newly
settled; as, settlement in the West.
(c) 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.
(a) 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.
(b) pl. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
4. (Law) 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. --Blackstone. Bouvier.
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). --Blackstone.