To settle the land

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

See also: Settle

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We are trying to settle the land dispute in the best interest of the KPT and the Sindh government,' he said.
In such cases, the State deprives the Bedouin of their land but also any compensation they could have received if they would have agreed to settle the land with the State.
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.
While it seemed that the oil companies were aligned with the State and Alaska Natives to settle the land claims, Notti remembers it differently.
Finally, though she shows compellingly that tenancy served to settle the land, greased local land markets, fostered working farms, helped avoid serious debt burdens, assisted intergenerational land transfers, and provided rental income, the attainment of freehold was still the ideal to which most tenants aspired and many attained.