Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who sits by another; hence, one who shares another's position, rank, or dignity; an associate in office.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In England, a person chosen to assist the mayor and aldermen of a borough in matters concerning elections.
  • noun In some universities, as the Scotch, the title of the elected members of the university court or supreme governing body of the university.
  • noun One appointed to make assessments, especially for purposes of taxation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun One who sits by another, as next in dignity, or as an assistant and adviser; an associate in office.
  • noun One appointed to assess persons or property for the purpose of taxation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French assessour

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

  • 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?

    Are Urban Area Township Government Units Clout Farms and Taxpayer Waste? Time to Say Goodbye to Township Government?

  • 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

  • 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.’

    Anonymous marking

  • 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

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