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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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The Faisal Bank has settled the matter of loan worth Rs 22.
Persons who have their legal status settled called on all those who were deceived to surrender and have their status settled to return to their normal lives.
That contributed to a 3 percent drop in the price of copper for September delivery, which settled down 8.
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By contrast, in one recently settled sexual-harassment lawsuit, a male firefighter described a 16-month nightmare.
A TPT is typically settled by a relative for the client's benefit.
Four years later, President Washington ordered the removal of families who had settled on Pennsylvania frontier land owned by Native Americans.
Artz and Blume indicated in 1991 that approximately 35 percent of all malpractice cases were settled out of court or before a verdict was reached and responsibility for damages was determined.
The State Board of Equalization and Assessment (SBEA) ratios were higher than those being used by the assessors in the early and mid-1980s, and while the original bill would have technically benefitted taxpayers for earlier years, the majority of those earlier cases are already settled.
First, credit risks in clearance and settlement stem from common factors: (1) changes in asset prices between the time a trade is initiated and the time it is settled and (2) gaps between the timing of final transfers of securities (deliveries) and final transfers of money (payments) on the settlement date.
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.
Picture It Settled addresses these concerns by providing counsel and client alike with real knowledge based on actual results from successful settlements.