[n] termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
[n] the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"
[n] something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "the finally reached a settlement with the union"; "they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences"
[n] a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
[n] a community of people smaller than a town
[n] a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
[n] an area where a group of families live together