adjustment
I noun abatement of differences, accommodatio, accommodation, accord, accordance, adaptation, agreement, arrangement, attunement, bargain, binding agreement, coaptation, compact, composition, compromise, concurrence, conformance, conformation, conformity, congruence, congruity, consistency, contract, coordination, correction, covenant, disposition, harmony, mutual concession, mutual understanding, negotiation, pact, reconcilement, reconciliation, rectification, regulating, settlement, stipulation, terms, understanding, uniformity associated concepts: adjusted basis, adjusted reserves, adjustment of contracts, adjustment of loss, adjustments in wills II index accord, accordance (compact), accordance (understanding), amendment (correction), arbitration, arrangement (understanding), collection (payment), collective bargaining, compatibility, compromise, conciliation, conformity (agreement), correction (change), disposition (determination), disposition (final arrangement), expiation, habituation, justification, mediation, mitigation, modification, order (arrangement), reconciliation, regulation (management), rehabilitation, repair, reparation (indemnification), restitution, settlement, treatment

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


adjustment
1. the computation of the amount due to an insured and the fixing of the proportion to be borne by the underwriters.
2. in Scottish civil procedure, the changing of the writ or defences before the record is closed.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


adjustment
The settlement of how much is to be paid on a claim or debt. For example, an IRS-approved change to a tax liability as originally reported on a tax return. Or, an insurance company's settlement on a claim. Also includes deductions from an individual taxpayers total income on Form 1040.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Money & Taxes for Retirees
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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