from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of assessing; appraisal.
- n. An amount assessed, as for taxation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of assessing or an amount (of tax, levy or duty etc) assessed.
- n. An appraisal or evaluation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of assessing; the act of determining an amount to be paid
- n. A valuation of property or profits of business, for the purpose of taxation; such valuation and an adjudging of the proper sum to be levied on the property.
- n. The specific sum levied or assessed.
- n. An apportionment of a subscription for stock into successive installments; also, one of these installments (in England termed a “call”).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of assessing, determining, or adjusting the amount of taxation, charge, damages, etc., to be paid by an individual, a company, or a community.
- n. The amount so determined; the tax or specific sum charged upon a person or property: as, an assessment upon stockholders to pay corporate debts.
- n. An official valuation of property, profits, or income, for purposes of taxation.
- n. The value thus ascertained or assigned.
- n. In marine insurance, the fixing of that part of a loss which saved property must bear to compensate for property voluntarily sacrificed to prevent a total loss.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
- n. an amount determined as payable
- n. the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
- n. the market value set on assets
assess + -ment (Wiktionary)