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Settle

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.

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: settlement)

settle

verb settle order on notice, accommodate, 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 once for all, dispose of, end, even the score, harmonize, make a compact, mend, negotiate, put in order, reach a compromise, reconcile, rectify, resolve, reetore harmony, set at rest, set in place, settle, solve, 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
See also: accommodate, adjudge, adjudicate, adjust, administer, agree, arbitrate, arrange, award, choose, close, complete, comply, compromise, concede, conclude, conduct, confirm, contract, decide, deposit, determine, discharge, dwell, embed, hold, intercede, judge, liquidate, locate, lodge, lull, mediate, negotiate, pacify, pay, place, plant, reconcile, recoup, refund, reimburse, remit, remunerate, repose, reside, resolve, rest, return, rule, satisfy, stabilize, stipulate, subside, sustain

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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The reduced values in turbidity and settleable solids in treatments with use of artificial substrates are in accordance with the studies of Ferreira et al.
Aluminum and calcium remove fluoride, usually forming particles that are so small they are not settleable or filterable.
Hydro's Downstream Defender efficiently removes high levels of settleable solids, oils and floatables over a wide range of flow rates and prevents captured pollutants from being re-released into the environment.
2 million of interest expense due to the revaluation of certain warrants which are settleable into shares of the Digital Angel common stock owned by the Company.
In low turbidity waters, it is often necessary to form a "sweep" floc; with enough alum added, a settleable floc can be formed, regardless of particle density.
8 million of interest expense as a result of the revaluation of certain common stock warrants, which are settleable in shares of Digital Angel's common stock owned by Applied Digital, and legal settlement income of approximately $0.
Supplemental Financial Data (Thousands of Dollars and Shares, except Per Share Data) Net Earnings Per Share 2006 2005 Basic Diluted Basic Diluted Quarter Net earnings $27,088 $27,088 $29,454 $29,454 Effect of dilutive securities: Change in fair value of liabilities potentially settleable in common stock - (15,270) - (5,730) Interest expense on contingent convertible debentures due 2021 - - - 1,066 $27,088 $11,818 $29,454 $24,790 Average shares outstanding 169,648 169,648 178,463 178,463 Effect of dilutive securities: Liabilities potentially settleable in common stock - 6,036 - 5,412 Contingent convertible debentures due 2021 - - - 11,574 Options and warrants - 1,692 - 2,181 Equivalent shares 169,648 177,376 178,463 197,630 Net earnings per share $0.
A separator designed to separate floating oil and settleable greasy solids is produced by Highland Tank and Mfg.
Supplemental Financial Data (Thousands of Dollars and Shares, except Per Share Data) Earnings Per Share 2005 2004 Basic Diluted Basic Diluted Quarter Net earnings $ 94,271 $ 94,271 $ 81,919 $ 81,919 Effect of dilutive securities: Change in fair value of liabilities potentially settleable in common stock - (750) - 2,660 Interest expense on contingent convertible debentures due 2021 - 1,066 - 1,066 $ 94,271 $ 94,587 $ 81,919 $ 85,645 Average shares outstanding 178,057 178,057 177,118 177,118 Effect of dilutive securities: Liabilities potentially settleable in common stock - 5,396 - 5,871 Contingent convertible debentures due 2021 - 11,574 - 11,574 Options and warrants - 1,856 - 1,757 Equivalent shares 178,057 196,883 177,118 196,320 Net earnings per share $ 0.
Supplemental Financial Data (Thousands of Dollars and Shares, except Per Share Data) Net Earnings Per Share 2005 2004 Basic Diluted Basic Diluted Quarter Net earnings $92,063 $92,063 $88,687 $88,687 Effect of dilutive securities: Change in fair value of liabilities potentially settleable in common stock - (570) - (5,150) Interest expense on contingent convertible debentures due 2021 - 1,066 - 1,066 $92,063 $92,559 $88,687 $84,603 Average shares outstanding 178,931 178,931 176,885 176,885 Effect of dilutive securities: Liabilities potentially settleable in common stock - 5,243 - 5,918 Contingent convertible debentures due 2021 - 11,574 - 11,574 Options and warrants - 2,544 - 1,730 Equivalent shares 178,931 198,292 176,885 196,107 Net earnings per share $0.
Supplemental Financial Data (Thousands of Dollars and Shares, except Per Share Data) Net Earnings Per Share 2005 2004 Basic Diluted Basic Diluted Quarter Net earnings $ 29,454 $ 29,454 $ 18,839 $ 18,839 Effect of dilutive securities: Change in fair value of liabilities potentially settleable in common stock - (5,730) - (8,520) Interest expense on contingent convertible debentures due 2021 - 1,066 - - $ 29,454 $ 24,790 $ 18,839 $ 10,319 Average shares outstanding 178,463 178,463 176,417 176,417 Effect of dilutive securities: Liabilities potentially settleable in common stock - 5,412 - 5,721 Contingent convertible debentures due 2021 - 11,574 - - Options and warrants - 2,181 - 2,529 Equivalent shares 178,463 197,630 176,417 184,667 Net earnings per share $ 0.