Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that makes a business or financial settlement or a settlement of property.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who settles property on express trust for the benefit of beneficiaries.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, the person who makes a settle ment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such property is said to settle it on the trustee

Etymologies

settle +‎ -or (Wiktionary)

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