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 Hingham assessors valued the 3,750 square foot house on about half an acre at $972,000 this fiscal year., "The Hingham Historical Society wants the town to buy what’s known as the Benjamin Lincoln House, a private home near Hingham Square, for close to $1 million.," 26 Nov. 2019 Because of this, Kramer has now called on the court to listen to an 'assessor', who calculated the value of the services provided., "Doctor Sues Neymar in Attempt to Claim Compensation for Attending Birth of Son," 2 Nov. 2019 Kowalik said the department is in a better place with lead risk assessors, with 12 now. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Health Department disarray affected services for residents in 2018, Milwaukee officials say," 21 Oct. 2019 Those can range from a shower unit, childcare unit, rapid response feeding unit, and are manned by shower teams, assessors, mud out teams, tarp teams, chaplains, administrative teams, and a white hat to oversee the project. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Southern Baptists organize Imelda help for Liberty County," 9 Oct. 2019 The hotel was only filling about half of its 643 rooms on an average night, far below its competitors, internal company records shared with the tax assessor show. Eric Lipton, New York Times, "For Trump Organization, Office Skyscrapers Make Up for Lagging Hotels," 25 Dec. 2019 Designing studies to minimize bias is important precisely because humans are unreliable assessors of whether our desires and beliefs have affected our decision-making. David Tuller, STAT, "BMJ should retract flawed research paper on chronic fatigue syndrome," 13 Dec. 2019 The series found that county assessors had significantly undervalued commercial and industrial properties. Hal Dardick,, "Cook County’s property tax burden is shifting in the suburbs: Businesses could be hit hard, but homeowners might catch a break," 6 Dec. 2019 David is an assessor for the Church, examining events demonic and miraculous. Darren Franich,, "Evil thoughtfully investigates religious uncertainty and SWEET JESUS, WHAT'S IN THE POOL?," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of assessor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jan 2020

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“Assessor.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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