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Settlement

When payment is made for a trade.

Settlement

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.

settlement

The transfer of the security (for the seller) or cash (for the buyer) in order to complete a security transaction. See also delayed settlement, early settlement.

settlement

See closing. See also Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
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Such was the issue of this experiment among our forefathers, and the same event demonstrated the error of the system in the elder settlement of Virginia.
No European settlement ever formed upon this continent has been more distinguished for undeviating kindness and equity toward the savages.
Within two years after their landing, they beheld a rival settlement attempted in their immediate neighborhood; and not long after, the laws of self- preservation compelled them to break up a nest of revellers, who boasted of protection from the mother country, and who had recurred to the easy but pernicious resource of feeding their wanton idleness, by furnishing the savages with the means, the skill, and the instruments of European destruction.
This I accepted, and at the request of the same gentlemen, undertook to mark out a road in the best passage from the settlement through the wilderness to Kentucke, with such assistance as I thought necessary to employ for such an important undertaking.
Soon after this, I went into the settlement, and nothing worthy of a place in this account passed in my affairs for some time.
I have only another question to ask, and that is of the Captain; do you choose to profit by my teams in going into the settlements, or not?
As I drove away to the station I felt as if I could cheerfully do anything to promote the interests of Sir Percival Glyde--anything in the world, except drawing the marriage settlement of his wife.
Since most residents and their families are probably unfamiliar with viatical settlements, it is in their best interests - and those of management, social workers and others in direct contact with residents - to make them aware of this financial resource.
In the past viatical settlements have been a godsend for many people with AIDS, enabling them to live out their final days in comfort and dignity.
In prevailing histories of social work, pre-war settlements represent a more humane, socially-engaged era of social work, the field's halcyon days before detached (and male) professionalism takes over in the 1920s.
In Nassau County, interest is sometimes paid on settlements but the new law will not affect that interest which is a negotiation point.
Third, liquidity pressures on participants in many cases are exacerbated by differences in settlement cycles or in the timing of daily settlements.