English version

out-of-court settlement

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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out-of-court settlementˌout-of-court ˈsettlement noun [countable]  SCLan agreement to end a legal argument, in which one side agrees to pay money to the other so that the problem is not brought to court settle something out of court at court1(1)
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out-of-court settlementInfringements can be dealt with by an out-of-court settlement or if necessary by civil proceedings.South Yorkshire police yesterday awarded Mr Long an out-of-court settlement before the case reached Sheffield high court.The advantages of trying to obtain an out-of-court settlement at a relatively early stage in the proceedings are therefore obvious.The women, who were on legal aid, were offered an out-of-court settlement which would have barely covered their legal fees.The army denied liability but agreed on an out-of-court settlement.He received an out-of-court settlement last year.But Education Department lawyers made the out-of-court settlement and agreed to pay his £12,000 costs.
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