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adjustor

[uh-juhs-ter] /əˈdʒʌs tər/
noun
1.
Origin of adjustor
adjust + -or2
Related forms
nonadjustor, noun

adjuster

or adjustor

[uh-juhs-ter] /əˈdʒʌs tər/
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
First recorded in 1665-75; adjust + -er1
Related forms
nonadjuster, 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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