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Settling


SET'TLING, participle present tense Placing; fixing; establishing; regulating; adjusting; planting or colonizing; subsiding; composing; ordaining or installing; becoming the pastor of a church or parish.

SET'TLING, noun

1. The act of making a settlement; a planting or coloninzing.

2. The act of subsiding, as lees.

3. The adjustment of differences.

4. Settlings, plural lees; dregs; sediment.