Definition of appraisal
: an act or instance of appraising something or someone a damage appraisal They gave us an honest appraisal of our chances.; especially : a valuation of property by the estimate of an authorized person sought an appraisal of her jewelry real estate appraisals
Examples of appraisal in a Sentence
the appraisal of some jewelry
I made a quick appraisal of the situation and decided to leave right away.
The book is an excellent appraisal of the influences that have shaped our government.
Recent Examples of appraisal from the Web
Jim Risch and Mike Crapo and Rep. Mike Simpson, Labrador was circumspect in his appraisal and hinted at a major reworking when Congress gets to work on revisions.
The $9 million purchase price is based on appraisals conducted in 2015, and amounts to $74 a foot — roughly what Beckham paid for the private land next door, according to the memo.
Lawton’s Antiques Roadshow Receive a general history appraisal of an antique, collectible, jewelry or heirloom from John Caplan Harris of Caplan’s Auction Company.
This appraisal of a contentious woman, a woman in danger of being forgotten, attends closely to her personal sensibility but shrinks from her intellectual life.
The rent-a-cop leans inside the open window of my van, giving its contents and me a quick, professional appraisal.
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APPRAISAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of appraisal for English Language Learners
: the act of judging the value, condition, or importance of something : the act of appraising something
: something that states an opinion about the value, condition, or importance of something
APPRAISAL Defined for Kids
Definition of appraisal for Students
: an act or instance of setting a value on appraisal of the property
Legal Definition of appraisal
: a valuation of property by the estimate of an authorized person: as a : the determination of the fair value of a corporation's stock by a judicial proceeding that a dissenting shareholder is usually entitled by statute to demand in a case of extraordinary corporate action (as a merger) — see also 1dissent 1 b : the estimation of the value of real estate for the purpose of taxation, sale, or securing a mortgage c : the estimation of the value of damage done to property for the purpose of adjusting an insurance claim
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