as·​ses·​sor | \ ə-ˈse-sər How to pronounce assessor (audio) \

Definition of assessor

1 : an official who assists a judge or magistrate
2 : one that assesses especially : an official who assesses property for taxation

Examples of assessor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The six-story building was constructed in 1920, according to the city assessor. Jesse Leavenworth,, 15 Jan. 2022 The Chicago Federation of Labor, a powerful ally of Democrats, bucked the Cook County party’s endorsed candidate for the June 28 primary and backed challenger Kari Steele over first-term incumbent county assessor Fritz Kaegi. Rick Pearson,, 6 Apr. 2022 The county Commissioners Court appoints a committee made up of people from the commissioners court, the criminal District Attorney’s Office, the county Auditor’s Office, the county tax assessor/collector’s office and the district clerk’s office. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Jan. 2022 After further research, Gomes and her family found that Lot 240 remains in Pocknett’s name on the town of Aquinnah’s assessor’s website and objected to the lawsuit due to discrepancies surrounding incomplete deeds. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2022 In the meantime, Alton Coal Development hasn’t paid its property taxes in any of the past four years, according to Kane County assessor records which indicate that the company is $443,000 in arrears. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Feb. 2022 The city assessor defined more than a dozen architectural home styles — as well as several styles of apartment buildings and condos — and assigned each of the city’s residential parcels to one of the styles. Erin Caughey,, 31 Mar. 2022 But processing delays at the Los Angeles County assessor’s office have left property owners facing hefty tax bills. Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2022 Cuellar took more than 60 percent of the vote in Webb County, where the Laredo Democrat’s name is well known: Cuellar has been in office for 17 years, his brother, Martin, is sheriff and his sister, Rosie, is tax assessor. Benjamin Wermund, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of assessor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 May 2022

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as·​ses·​sor | \ ə-ˈse-sər How to pronounce assessor (audio) \

Legal Definition of assessor

1 : one appointed or elected to assist a judge or magistrate especially : one with special knowledge of the subject to be decided — see also master
2 : one that assesses specifically : one that is authorized to assess property for taxation

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