Borrowed from French adroit, from French à ("on the; to") (from Old French a ("to; towards"), from Latin ad ("to; towards"), from Proto-Indo-European *ád ("at; near")) + French droit ("syncopated form of Latin dīrectus ("laid perfective passive participle of dīrigō, from dis- (from Proto-Indo-European *dwís ("twice; in two")) + regō (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃réǵeti ("to be straightening, setting upright"))).
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