To settle the land

(Naut.) to cause it to sink, or appear lower, by receding from it.

See also: Settle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We think that Rabbi Kahane was right about the death penalty for the terrorists, he was right in his struggle for the Jews of the Soviet Union, he was right in the struggle to settle the Land of Israel," he added.
Mr Ng'etich said elders and a section of leaders are holding peace talks to settle the land dispute.This incident comes a week after Geleble clan elders expressed concern over a 12-day eviction notice from Garsekoftu settlement, a move they claimed was meant to intimidate them.
They demanded of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan to send an impartial inquiry commission to Lower Dir to settle the land dispute between them and the administration.
Taiwan's indigenous groups were the first to settle the land thousands of year ago.
Pervez Khattak directed to settle the land acquisition for the Government Polytechnic Institute Batkhela as expeditiously as possible and send him a summary in this regard.
He asked to settle the land acquisition issues of road and rail projects as early as possible.
The very word used for such immigration, Aliyah, or ascent, constitutes a value judgment, combining the ancient religious imperative to settle the Land of Israel with a modern political implication that only in Israel can Jews live fully and freely.
The Fremont, Anasazi, and Ute Native American tribes once called this place home, before the first pioneers showed up to settle the land near Gateway, Colorado, in 1884.
Ukrainian authorities have in the past failed to settle the land disputes.
Amina, widow of Abdul Wadood, filed report with police and said that her brother-in-law ex Senator Abdur Rehman mostly stayed in Karachi, however, after some time he came to Peshawar, her husband and brother-in-law Muhammad Ishaq went to Abdur Rehman house to settle the land dispute which was among them for the long time.
Taha also called on the states Walis (governors)to exert more efforts on improving the infrastructure and to create the right atmosphere for investment to benefit from the local and foreign investment previliges, and to settle the land ownership issues, indicating that investment is the back bone of the Sudan's economy.
As I told you, it took ten years to settle the land disputes and the investor had to go to Supreme Court for justice.