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Settler Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
  • a clerk in a betting shop who calculates the winnings
  • a negotiator who settles disputes

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country ,
  • a negotiator who settles disputes ,
  • a clerk in a betting shop who calculates the winnings

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Settler Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A settler is a person who has migrated to an area and made a permanent home there. Many times the reason is to colonize the area.

Many times in history settlers live on land which used to belong to people who had lived there a long time. These people are known as indigenous people. Other names are natives, Aborigines or, in the Americas, Indians. This land is usually settled against the wishes of the indigenes. It is then controlled, defended and grown by force.



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  • Netanyahu to expedite plans for 1,000 new settler homes
    By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will expedite planning for some 1,000 settler homes in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Monday, in a bid to placate a restive coalition ally without further aggravating a dispute with Washington. The ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, led by Economy Minister Naftali Be Read more on this news related to 'Settler'
  • Palestinians claim fraud in settler buy of Jerusalem landmarks
    A Palestinian family has gone to court claiming fraud over the partial purchase of two landmark east Jerusalem properties, including the home of the Palestinian national theatre, by Jewish settlers. The move is part of a growing battle over property in occupied east Jerusalem, where hardline Jewish settlers are seeking to expand their presence in the face of vehem Read more on this news related to 'Settler'
  • Israel's settlement plans cast doubt on peace commitment: U.N.
    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel's decision to accelerate planning for some 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem raises serious doubts about the Israeli commitment to peace with the Palestinians, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday. An Israeli government official said on Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will expedit Read more on this news related to 'Settler'

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