Definition of assessor
1 : an official who assists a judge or magistrate
2 : one that assesses; especially : an official who assesses property for taxation
Recent Examples of assessor from the Web
Today the property has a taxable value of $26.6 million, according to records of the King County assessor.
Joe Berrios, the Cook County assessor, also is chairman of the county Democratic organization.
Old minute books that recorded official city business are a rich source of history: ▪ Ordinance 1, April 1858, hired an assessor for $25 annually.
SB 492 lets county tax assessor-collectors send credit card payments and checks that don’t clear to a private collection agency to collect money due to the government.
Bill Roberts Appealing your assessment County assessors are required by state law to assess the value of all taxable property every year.
So next time around, machines 100 times more powerful than the Cray used by Kollman and Duan may well be harnessed to refine some of IBM's predictions, and if sheer power can make a difference, the CASP assessors will be the first to know.
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First Known Use of assessor
ASSESSOR Defined for English Language Learners
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.
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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