adjuster

[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.
Also, adjustor.


Origin:
1665–75; adjust + -er1

nonadjuster, noun
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adjust (əˈdʒʌst)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to alter slightly, esp to achieve accuracy; regulate: to adjust the television
2.  to adapt, as to a new environment, etc
3.  (tr) to put into order
4.  (tr) insurance to determine the amount payable in settlement of (a claim)
 
[C17: from Old French adjuster, from ad- to + juste right, just]
 
ad'justable
 
adj
 
ad'justably
 
adv
 
ad'juster
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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