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

Parties are said to settle an account when they examine its items and ascertain and agree upon the balance due from one to the other. When the person who owes money pays the balance, he or she is also said to settle it. A trust is settled when its terms are established and it goes into effect.

The term settle up is a colloquial rather than legal phrase that is applied to the final collection, adjustment, and distribution of the estate of a decedent, a bankrupt, or an insolvent corporation. It includes the processes of collecting the property, paying the debts and charges, and remitting the balance to those entitled to receive it.

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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: settlement)

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TO SETTLE. To adjust or ascertain to pay.
     2. Two contracting parties are said to settle an account when they ascertain what is justly due by one to the other; when one pays the balance or debt due by him, he is said to settle such debt or balance. 11 Alab. R. 419

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a) Temporal variation of total ammonia nitrogen, b) nitrite-nitrogen, c) nitrate-nitrogen, and d) settleable solids in an intensive culture of Litopenaeus vannamei using biofloc and a commercial probiotic.
Bech, "Deposition of heavy metals from particulate settleable matter in soils of an industrialised area," Journal of Geochemical Exploration, vol.
Additionally, certain obligations settleable by delivery of the issuer's equity shares but not indexed to the issuer's shares may have been classified as equity.
(2) Fresh Recycled Temp ([degrees]C) 7.7 (b) 10.1 (a) 1.34 20.62 pH 7.1 (ns) 7.0 0.09 1.81 Turbidity (NTU) 16.6 (b) 33.7 (a) 6.40 34.84 Hardness (mg CaCO.sub.3]/L) 0.18 (b) 0.35 (a) 0.08 32.28 Settleable Solids (mg/L) 0.6 (ns) 0.0 0.66 290.84 Total Solids (mg/L) 990.3 (a) 503.1 (b) 173.9 31.84 HPC (log CFU/mL) 3.6 (b) 4.3 (a) 0.28 9.83 TCC (log CFU/mL) 2.6 (b) 3.4 (a) 0.50 22.65 ns--Means within a row are not significantly different ab--Means within a row not followed by the same letter differ (P [less than or equal to]0.05) (1)Fisher's Protected Least Significant Difference (P [less than are equal to] 0.05) (2)Coefficient of variation Table 3 Percent survival of identified Gram negative micro-organisms in chiller water after 30 seconds of treatment with 3 ppm ozone.
The results of ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, turbidity, settleable solids and total suspended solids were analyzed by two-way ANOVA (P < 0.05) in order to determine if there were significant differences among treatments in different experimental days.
Department of Agriculture's Conservation Management System through such practices as conservation tillage, strip cropping, contour farming, and terracing, or design and install a combination of management and physical practices to remove settleable solids and associated pollutants in runoff delivered from the contributing area for storms up to and including a 10-year, 24-hour frequency.
[L.sup.-1] and settleable solids 27 mL [L.sup.-1]) was mixed and equally distributed to fill twelve black-plastic tanks (50x35x23 cm) up to approximately 50% of the volume, completed with 50% sea water (with a salinity of 35 g [L.sup.-1], filtered and treated with a chlorine solution of 10 mg [L.sup.-1], then dechlorinated and aerated for 48 h).
For example, grab samples are required for microbial testing, pH, total residual chlorine (TRC), dissolved oxygen (DO), oil and grease, settleable solids, and temperature.
Instead, farmers in the CZDB must apply the erosion component of a Conservation Management System as defined in the Field Office Technical Guide of the SCS, or design and install a combination of management and physical practices to settle the settleable solids and associated pollutants in turnoff delivered from the contributing area (12).
The first cell is aerated at a level that will maintain all biomass in suspension, whereas the following cells are aerated at levels that are low enough to permit the settleable solids in the effluent from the first cell to settle.
Aluminum and calcium remove fluoride, usually forming particles that are so small they are not settleable or filterable.