As nouns the difference between settlement and subsidence
is that settlement
is the state of being settled while subsidence
is the process of becoming less active or severe.
The state of being settled.
A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled.
A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city.
(architecture) The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
(finance) The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into.
(legal) A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
(legal) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
(legal) A resolution of a dispute.
* (A resolution of a dispute) arrangement
* See also
* settlement agreement
The process of becoming less active or severe
* Bishop Warburton
A sinking of something to a lower level, especially of part of the surface of the Earth due to underground excavation or seismic activity or groundwater depletion
- The subdual or subsidence of the more violent passions.