One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who readjusts something.
2US. Also with capital initial. A citizen of Virginia who advocated a reduction of the debt incurred by that state before the Civil War; specifically a member of a political faction that supported this position, formed in 1877–8 and active through the 1880s. Compare "funder". Now historical.
Mid 19th century. From readjust + -er.
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