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assessor

[uh-ses-er] /əˈsɛs ər/
noun
1.
a person who makes assessments, especially for purposes of taxation.
2.
an adviser or assistant to a judge, especially one serving as a specialist in some field.
3.
Archaic.
  1. a person who shares another's position, rank, or dignity.
  2. a person sitting beside another in an advisory capacity; an advisory associate.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English assessour < Medieval Latin assessor one who assesses taxes, Latin: a judge's helper. See assess, -tor
Related forms
assessorial
[as-uh-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-] /ˌæs əˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
assessorship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for assessor's

assessor

/əˈsɛsə/
noun
1.
a person who evaluates the merits, importance, etc, of something, esp (in Britain) work prepared as part of a course of study
2.
a person who values property for taxation
3.
a person who estimates the value of damage to property for insurance purposes
4.
a person with technical expertise called in to advise a court on specialist matters
5.
a person who shares another's position or rank, esp in an advisory capacity
Derived Forms
assessorial (ˌæsɛˈsɔːrɪəl) adjective
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Word Origin and History for assessor's

assessor

n.

late 14c., from Old French assessor "assistant judge, assessor (in court)" (12c., Modern French assesseur) and directly from Latin assessor "an assistant, aid; an assistant judge," in Late Latin "one who assesses taxes," literally "a sitter-by," agent noun from past participle stem of assidere (see assess).

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