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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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"Owen plans on being fully involved and will financially care for the child, but has no intentions of settling down with Caroline, which is tearing her up."
Pietersen, who is engaged to Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor, said he was enjoying "settling down to being a family man".
Based on the life story of author Beverly DiMare's paternal grandparents who immigrated to America from Central Europe during the early part of the 20th century, "The Lake Geneva Chronicles" tells the story of their settling down in the small Wisconsin farming community of Lake Geneva.
There are ladies out there who have regretted settling down so early and can't wait to get the children off to school or college so that they can go back to work full time.
Maxwell (Faculty of Medicine, University of Cambridge, and French Literature doctorate, University of Michigan) offers the reader a blend of narrative scholarship that showcases the life of a research scientist from having earned his doctorate at Cambridge University, to his work in the Curie Institute in Paris, to his having earned a second doctorate in French literature back in America, and finally settling down in Ann Arbor with his wife Catherine with whom he had eight children.
The campus must be one of the few places in the world where you can spend the afternoon listening to a Japanese rock band while sampling Sudanese snacks, before settling down to a Chinese banquet with teaching colleagues from North Korea, Israel, India, USA and Russia--all in a healthy spirit of international friendship.
Mick Rolfe, 26, store manager, Heaton: I've got a busy life but I do look forward to settling down at some point.
Most men and women dream of finding a soulmate and settling down in an equal relationship - not "tying down" their partner.
At the moment, however, I can barely look after myself." Before declaring love is dead - for all you die-hard romantics - men of the settling down type are still to be found in Cardiff.