Definition of resettlement in English:



mass noun
  • The settlement of people in a different place.

    ‘Australia's post-war resettlement of European refugees’
    count noun ‘disputes over resettlements remain a controversial issue’
    • ‘They died before they had an opportunity to be interviewed and considered for resettlement.’
    • ‘They demanded resettlement in other countries.’
    • ‘Prior to white resettlement in the early 1800s, the Delta had been largely occupied by a number of Native American communities, including the Choctaw.’
    • ‘This will be the largest-ever resettlement involving unaccompanied refugee children.’
    • ‘A total of 97 farms were found unsuitable for resettlement.’
    • ‘They distributed 350 sheep to farmers living in high-altitude resettlements who lost their livestock during the conflict.’
    • ‘The citizens are pretty shocked by the degree to which this resettlement has not been planned by the government.’
    • ‘She bore eight children from 1633 to 1652 in the course of various resettlements, which ended in Andover, Massachusetts, where she lived the last 27 years of her life.’
    • ‘Whenever possible, governments should avoid disruptive resettlements.’
    • ‘A process of settlement and resettlement along the Niger continued into the 19th century.’