assessorship

assessor

[uh-ses-er]
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.
a.
a person who shares another's position, rank, or dignity.
b.
a person sitting beside another in an advisory capacity; an advisory associate.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English assessour < Medieval Latin assessor one who assesses taxes, Latin: a judge's helper. See assess, -tor

assessorial [as-uh-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr-] , adjective
assessorship, noun
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assessor (əˈsɛsə)
 
n
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
 
assessorial
 
adj

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assessor
late 14c., from O.Fr. assessour (12c., Mod.Fr. assesseur), from L. assessorem "an assistant judge," in L.L. "one who assesses taxes," agent noun from assidere (see assess).
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