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
Old French assessour (Wiktionary)