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Comparative law notes

The German term may in many case may be referring to the process and completion of a settlement, in which case the phrase "reaching a settlement" may be more appropriate.

Definitions of settlement

an arrangement to end a legal dispute before a final adjudication (=decision by a court) of a matter

The parties were unable to reach an out-of-court settlement, so the case proceeded to trial.

the act of arranging for a trustee to keep land for a beneficiary

In most jurisdictions, settlements only confer beneficial rights under a trust.

the transfer of property from one owner to another

A settlement agent will protect your interests during the settlement process.