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

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That timeline is about six months longer than the coalition proposed but is needed to buy time for the Building Department to prepare to run the new program and for more lead risk assessors and clearance technicians to be trained, Griffin said. Rachel Dissell,, "Cleveland City Council legislation aims for “systemic change” in approach to lead poisoning," 3 June 2019 That means assessors look at rental income at nearby buildings and make an estimate of a condo’s value. ... Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "Why New York Values Ken Griffin’s $238 Million Condo at Less Than $10 Million," 27 Feb. 2019 A few months later, in December 2017, Pope Francis appointed the bishop to the new position of assessor in the Vatican office that manages a large part of the Holy See’s real-estate holdings and financial investments. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "Vatican Bishop Under Investigation for Sex Abuse," 4 Jan. 2019 Jon Snyder, the county assessor, has said there are discrepancies between one of the exemption documents and the lease on the square footage of the office, and that the rent appears to be higher than the market value for downtown Valparaiso. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Porter County eyes way out of building lease in Valparaiso," 27 June 2018 Near La Crete, a quarter-section, or 160 acres, of farmable land in 2017 sold for C$325,000 to C$350,000, up from C$65,000 to C$80,000 in 2008, the county assessor’s data show. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "A Warming Climate Brings New Crops to Frigid Zones," 25 Nov. 2018 The assessor shows the owner is Shaun and Barbara Scott, both of New Orleans. Kevin Litten,, "How many people can you cram into a Treme 2 bedroom? Airbnb: 16," 6 Mar. 2018 Joyner, who became assessor in 2013, gave Mecklenburg Commissioners an update on the 2018 revaluation Thursday during the county commissioners’ retreat. Steve Harrison And Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Commercial property value is booming. Could it lower taxes for some Meck homeowners?," 25 Jan. 2018 But four years later, the assessor felt Ogden wasn't really operating a true agriculture business and changed the classification back to residential. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Supreme Court accepts case challenging agricultural tax breaks," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of assessor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of assessor

: a person whose job is to officially say how much something (such as a property) is worth especially so that it can be taxed according to that value
law : a person who knows a lot about a particular subject and whose job is to give advice about that subject to a judge or other court official
: a person whose job is to officially say how well someone has done on a test, in a competition, etc.


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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