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Definition of


  • 1. Finance

    payment the payment of an outstanding debt, invoice, account, or charge

  • 2. Stockholding & Investments

    finalizing security sale the transfer of property such as securities from a seller to a buyer in return for payment

  • 3. E-Commerce

    transfer of payment to account of e-business the portion of an electronic transaction during which the customer's credit card is charged for the transaction and the proceeds are deposited into the merchant account

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Definitions of ’settlement’ and meaning of ’settlement’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’settlement’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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