Difference between bill and settlement

Englishisgreat

Senior Member
German
Dear all,

I would like to know the difference between bill and settlement ?

You can say electricity bill but not at all electricity settlement. Is that right ?
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    The utility issues a bill for its services. When you pay the bill, you "settle the bill," although we would rarely say it that way when talking about electricity.
     

    dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    Usually "a settlement" is an agreement that "settles" a dispute. Two companies (or two people) disagree. There may be lawyers and lawsuits involved. Finally they reach an agreement: A will pay B $5,000, then the dispute is over. That $5,000 is a "settlement".
     
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