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adjustor

[uh-juhs-ter]
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noun
  1. adjuster.

Origin of adjustor

Related formsnon·ad·jus·tor, noun

adjuster

or ad·jus·tor

[uh-juhs-ter]
noun
  1. a person or thing that adjusts.
  2. an insurance company representative who investigates claims and makes settlement recommendations based on the estimate of the damages and the company's liability.

Origin of adjuster

First recorded in 1665–75; adjust + -er1
Related formsnon·ad·just·er, noun
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Word Origin and History for adjustor

n.

1857, of certain muscles, agent noun in Latin form from adjust (v.).

adjuster

n.

1670s, agent noun in English form from adjust. Insurance sense is from 1830.

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