Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An official who evaluates property for taxation.
  • n. An assistant to a judge or magistrate, usually selected for special knowledge in a particular area.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who assesses a property for tax or insurance evaluation.
  • n. A specialist who assists the court in determining a matter.
  • n. Tax assessor : Civil servant entrusted with checking the veracity of data and criteria used by a taxpayer to complete a tax return.
  • n. One who assesses a project for cost evaluation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One appointed or elected to assist a judge or magistrate with his special knowledge of the subject to be decided; as legal assessors, nautical assessors.
  • n. One who sits by another, as next in dignity, or as an assistant and adviser; an associate in office.
  • n. One appointed to assess persons or property for the purpose of taxation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who sits by another; hence, one who shares another's position, rank, or dignity; an associate in office.
  • n. An inferior officer of justice, who sits to assist a judge as a law authority; in Scotland, the legal adviser of a magistrate, with judicial powers.
  • n. In England, a person chosen to assist the mayor and aldermen of a borough in matters concerning elections.
  • n. In some universities, as the Scotch, the title of the elected members of the university court or supreme governing body of the university.
  • n. One appointed to make assessments, especially for purposes of taxation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an official who evaluates property for the purpose of taxing it

Etymologies

Old French assessour (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While suburban townships such as Aurora, Naperville and Wheatland have a more relevant role for the township assessor, is it in the taxpayer's best interest to have township government in urban areas?

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • According to Steve Coole, Vice-President of the NUS at the University College of Creative Arts, ‘anonymous marking was considered in 2002 but due to the nature of the teaching and learning process the assessor is often familiar with a student's work before the final submission for assessment, therefore it was not thought possible to adopt a policy of anonymous marking.’

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Johnson, who was elected Aug. 7 to succeed three-term assessor

    The Memphis Daily News

  • I called the assessor’s office and was told my only option was to go to court but it would be expensive and I would probably loose.

    Errors of Enchantment » Tax Lightning is Dead; Long Live Tax Lightning?

  • Quoth Ali, “So be it;” whereupon the merchant fetched an assessor from the Kazi’s court and, taking the prescribed acknowledgment, delivered to him the key wherewith he entered the house.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Find out how your district levies taxes -- on 100% of the market value or some fraction of it -- by calling the assessor's office.

    Three Steps to Cut Your Property Taxes

  • Among programmes being introduced was the so-called assessor programme, already operating in Cape Town's Magistrate's Courts and soon to be extended to the remaining provinces.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Moreover the office led to the cardinalate; the only "rise" that could be given to the assessor was his promotion to the Sacred College.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • They can also call the assessor's office at (701) 241-1340 to have their homes assessed or reassessed.

    Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

  • A number of people have called the assessor's office to grouse about the information, particularly the photos of their homes.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

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