adjust vt1 a : to determine the amount to be paid under an insurance policy in settlement of (a loss)
b : to make new arrangements with creditors for the payment of (the debts of a debtor in bankruptcy)
2 : to calculate in accordance with a system [ing the basis]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.