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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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On Sunday, the status of 246 wanted persons from Daraa was settled, bringing the total number of those who have their status settled since early August up till now to 3140 persons, including wanted persons and those who fled military service from various areas in Daraa and its countryside in addition to settling the status of a number of gunmen who turned themselves in along with their arms and pledged not to get involved in any act that affects the security of the homeland.
It is amazing how much impact a certified letter from a physician's personal attorney, putting a recalcitrant insurer on notice that if the case is not settled within policy limits, despite a medical malpractice victim's willingness to do so, can have on an insurance company that is reluctant to settle the case for an amount within policy limits.
A TPT is typically settled by a relative for the client's benefit.
Variations inversely related to changes in the fair value of the issuer's equity shares, for example, a written put option that could be net share settled.
In more recent years, the Commission has typically handled over 50,000 new reviews each year, along with cases that were not settled for previous years on the same property.
Respondents pointed out that nuisance or frivolous claims are frequently settled by small payments which do not reflect on the professional competence or conduct of the physician, dentist, or other health care practitioner in issue." The Secretary of Health and Human Services "agreed" with these comments by adding an "interpretation" that payment on a medical malpractice case "shall not be construed as creating a presumption that medical malpractice has occurred." This was an empty gesture.
In numerous instances children of the absentee landowners settled on the frontier, and in a great many other cases, cheap frontier land titles were accumulated as a capital store for the use of children and grandchildren.
Commercial banks hold accounts through which the general public's payments are recorded and settled. The many thousands of payments that bank customers make each day result in transfers of balances between banks and therefore affect banks' positions with each other and with the central bank.
Hong Kong's one-day settlement period, and its location in the Far East, make it virtually impossible for trades originating in North America or Europe to be settled on time, exposing parties to the cost of either overdrafts or uninvested funds.
In Pakistan, price of gold continued upward trajectory in the international market as it gained $7 per ounce and settled at $1289.
105 wanted persons from Homs have their legal status settled
Switzerland-based Credit Suisse (NYSE: CS) has settled a Brazil insider trading case.