assessor

noun as·ses·sor \ ə-ˈse-sər \

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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First Known Use of assessor

14th century


ASSESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

assessor

noun

Definition of assessor for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


Law Dictionary

assessor

noun as·ses·sor \ ə-ˈse-sər \

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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