settle
set·tle vb set·tled, set·tling
vt
1: to resolve conclusively
settle a question of law
2: to establish or secure permanently
a settled legal principle
settle the sale of securities
settle the estate
4: to resolve a disagreement about (a court order)
no hearing to consider these objections and to settle the order had been conductedSaba v. Gray, 314 N.W.2d 597 (1981)
5 a: to fix (a price) by mutual agreement
b: to conclude (a lawsuit) by entering into an agreement negotiated by the parties usu. out of court
c: to close (as an account) by payment; also: to close by compromise and payment of less than the full amount claimed or due
vi
1: to conclude a lawsuit by entering into an agreement
the plaintiff chose to settle out of court
2: to make a settlement of a transfer of funds
3: to adjust differences or accounts
settled with his creditors

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

settle
I verb settle order on notice, accommodate, adjust, agree, agree upon, approve, arrange, arrange matters, arrange matters in dispute, ascertain, bring to terms, bring together, clear up, come to a determination, come to an agreement, come to an understanding, come to terms, compromise, conclude, conficere, constituere, decide, determine, determine once for all, dispose of, end, even the score, harmonize, make a compact, mend, negotiate, put in order, reach a compromise, reconcile, rectify, resolve, restore harmony, set at rest, set in place, settle, solve, stabilize, straighten out, strike a bargain, work out associated concepts: settle a bill of exceptions, settle a claim, settle a judgment, settle an account, settle an estate, settle an order, settle issues, settle property, settled account II index accommodate, adjudge, adjudicate, adjust (resolve), administer (conduct), agree (comply), agree (contract), arbitrate (adjudge), arbitrate (conciliate), arrange (methodize), award, choose, close (agree), compromise (settle by mutual agreement), concede, conclude (complete), conclude (decide), decide, deposit (place), determine, discharge (pay a debt), dwell (reside), embed, hold (decide), intercede, judge, liquidate (determine liability), locate, lodge (reside), lull, mediate, negotiate, pacify, pay, plant (place firmly), reconcile, recoup (reimburse), refund, reimburse, remit (send payment), remunerate, repose (place), repose (rest), reside, rest (cease from action), return (refund), rule (decide), satisfy (discharge), settle, stabilize, stipulate, subside, sustain (confirm)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


settle
v.
(1) To resolve a matter; to conclude an estate; to finalize accounts; for the parties to a lawsuit to resolve their dispute on their own before a court reaches a final judgment on the matter after trial, thereby allowing the trial to be canceled and the lawsuit terminated.
(2) To dispose of finally, such as after death; to give property to someone.
n.
settlement

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


settle
To resolve a lawsuit before going to trial.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


settle
To agree, to approve, to arrange, to ascertain, to liquidate, or to reach an agreement.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


settle
To agree, to approve, to arrange, to ascertain, to liquidate, or to reach an agreement.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

settle
v.
   to resolve a lawsuit without a final court judgment by negotiation between the parties, usually with the assistance of attorneys and/or insurance adjusters, and sometimes prodding by a judge. Most legal disputes are settled prior to trial.
   See also: settlement

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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