juxta

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Early 17th century (in the senses ‘harmonise discrepancies’ and ‘assess loss or damages’): from obsolete French adjuster, from Old French ajoster ‘to approximate’, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ + juxta ‘near’—the source of words such as joust (Middle English) originally ‘to bring near to join battle’, juxtapose (mid-19th century) ‘to place near’, etc.

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