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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.

settle

To complete a securities transaction.
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Our hearts are made for God and love, but we fallen creatures often settle for their counterfeits, vain images and corrosive lust.
Also significant, accounting issues were included in the allegations of nearly 55 percent of all post-Reform Act cases settled to date, and these cases settle for a significantly higher percentage of "estimated damages" relative to cases not involving accounting allegations.
Oregon, a seven-point underdog, scared the Buffaloes early but had to settle for field goals instead of touchdowns.