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The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation.


 - (Law) Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling.


 - The operation of bringing all the parts of an instrument, as a microscope or telescope, into their proper relative position for use; the condition of being thus adjusted; as, to get a good adjustment; to be in or out of adjustment. 


Syn. - Suiting; fitting; arrangement; regulation; settlement; adaptation; disposition. 


 - (Maritime law). The adjustment of a loss is the settling and ascertaining the amount of the indemnity which the insured after all proper allowances and deductions have been made, is entitled to receive, and the proportion of this, which each underwriter is liable to pay, under the policy or it is a written admission of the amounts of the loss as settled between the parties to a policy of insurance. In adjusting a loss, the first thing to be considered is, how the quantity of damages for which the underwriters are liable, shall be ascertained. 


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