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The process in which a buyer makes payment and receives the agreed-upon good or service. This term is used on exchanges to indicate when a security actually changes hands, which often occurs several days after a trade is made. See also: Clearance.


Movement of an improvement because of movement in the soil supporting the improvement.It could be caused by compaction of the soil,erosion of pockets due to underground streams or springs,or the aftereffects of frost heave pushing frozen ground upward and then settling back.

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Workmen right now are erecting a cover over the settling basins, which by keeping the sunlight off the water will inhibit the growth of algae, LaMoreaux said.
Results showed that the mean fiber settling times increased from 34.
Be sure to flush the material that may be sitting or settling in a valve or piping by filling a container and dumping it back into the tank before drawing a sample.
1] Many interpret settling out of court as an admission of guilt by the physician and the insurance company.
Quickly settling a lawsuit that a plaintiff is likely to win can be an extremely advantageous tactic for a law enforcement defendant.
Once you settle the case you are absolutely done," said Brandt, who noted th at all the tax certiorari attorneys were, in fact, settling plenty of cases where the numbers made sense for the owner and the building.
Settling the country's federal tax controversies has been the responsibility of the IRS's Appeals organization since the 1920s.
A particularly egregious example of the abuses encouraged by joint and several liability is the common practice of plaintiffs' attorneys settling with the prime wrongdoers, who don't have a defense or money, at a fraction of what these parties should pay.
Concerns intensified in early 1990, when orderly liquidation of units of the Drexel Bumham Lambert Group was threatened by difficulties in settling transactions in certain mortgage-backed securities and in foreign exchange that arose when participants lost confidence that the units would fulfill their settlement obligations.
Causes for the high rate of failures range from lengthy and complicated registration procedures and strikes among workers responsible for settling trades to a general indifference towards settling trades on a timely basis.
To the extent that DTC receives payments, allocations will become part of DTC's end of day settlement with settling banks, which will proceed as normal.
1092 straddle rules, including (1) creating a new identified straddle regime, (2) repealing the so-called "stock exception" and (3) clarifying the consequences of physically settling a position that is part of a straddle.