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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County assessors generally have until the following July 1 to complete and report the roll for their county. Kathleen Pender,, "Apple, Tesla, Salesforce add huge sums to soaring Bay Area property rolls," 11 July 2018 Asked Friday if Berrios would appeal the ruling or turn over the documents, assessor spokesman Tom Shaer said the office’s attorneys had yet to see the opinion. Hal Dardick,, "Appellate court orders Berrios to release assessment information to Tribune," 29 June 2018 The Survey USA poll also asked voters about the lower-profile race for county assessor-recorder-clerk, which pits two-term incumbent Ernest Dronenburg Jr. against Matthew Strabone, an attorney. John Wilkens,, "Incumbents lead in county races, but many voters undecided, new poll shows," 14 May 2018 Note: Locations and unit sizes are based on L.A. County assessor parcel records and Times reporting. Ellis Simani,, "More than 800 West Hollywood buildings could collapse in a big quake," 3 May 2018 As for the tax assessor post, four Republicans sought this job in the March primary. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "Why you're likely to hear from the Tarrant County tax assessor candidates | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 30 Mar. 2018 IDinsight, the independent assessor, found that the main boost to children’s test scores came in the third year of the programme, when Educate Girls hit its stride. The Economist, "Development-impact bonds are costly, cumbersome—and good," 12 July 2018 Diane Bilyeu, an 83-year-old Pocatello Democrat and a former Bannock County assessor, has been to numerous conventions since the 1960s. Katy Moeller, idahostatesman, "Democrats see a surge in interest, but can that create a 'blue wave' in red Idaho?," 30 June 2018 The deal still needs blessings from the county tax assessor’s office and a superior court judge. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Kroger proposed in Cobb approved for $35M bond deal and a tax break," 22 May 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 \

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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