Ad*just"ment (#), n. [Cf. F. ajustement. See Adjust.]


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

Success depends on the nicest and minutest adjustment of the parts concerned. Paley.

2. 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.


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