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adjuster

[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.
Also, adjustor.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; adjust + -er1
Related forms
nonadjuster, noun
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Examples for adjuster
  • When the policyholder's claim is approved, the claims adjuster negotiates with the claimant and settles the claim.
  • The insurance adjuster said the car was totaled and could not be repaired.
  • One poet who works as an insurance adjuster was inspired by a claim.
Word Origin and History for adjuster
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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