appraisal

noun
ap·​prais·​al | \ ə-ˈprā-zəl How to pronounce appraisal (audio) \

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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web The new appraisal, for exactly the same house, was $465,000. TheWeek, "A roadblock for Black homeowners," 5 Sep. 2020 Specifically, city email records show the initial appraisal for the Ash Street property was $62 million — notably less than the $72.5 million city officials agreed to pay. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Accusations boil over in Ash Street deal following TV news report," 4 Sep. 2020 Lawmakers last year signed a $700,000 contract with a tech firm to build a land appraisal software program — the source of the $534 million estimate. Bethany Rodgers, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah lawmakers approve new coronavirus aid, elections changes in special session," 21 Aug. 2020 An appraisal of the life and work of James Baldwin and their meaning in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement and the Trump presidency. New York Times, Star Tribune, "New York Times bestsellers," 18 Aug. 2020 The lender will likely require an appraisal to verify that the home is worth the cost of the loan, as well as a physical survey. Dallas News, "Advice for homebuyers," 23 Aug. 2020 An appraisal of the life and work of James Baldwin and their meaning in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement and the Trump presidency. New York Times, Star Tribune, "New York Times bestsellers," 11 Aug. 2020 However, its appraisal items are far more wide ranging than antiques. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: ‘What’s It Worth’ comes to San Diego," 10 Aug. 2020 Disney alone is also challenging Singh’s appraisal of more than 10 of its other hotels. Jason Garcia, orlandosentinel.com, "Court backs down on controversial Disney tax ruling," 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of appraisal

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for appraisal

see appraise

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The first known use of appraisal was in 1795

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11 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Appraisal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appraisal. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for appraisal

appraisal

noun
How to pronounce appraisal (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of appraisal

: 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

noun
ap·​prais·​al | \ ə-ˈprā-zəl How to pronounce appraisal (audio) \

Kids Definition of appraisal

: an act or instance of setting a value on appraisal of the property

appraisal

noun
ap·​prais·​al | \ ə-ˈprā-zəl How to pronounce appraisal (audio) \

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 dissent entry 1 sense 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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