- a person who makes assessments, especially for purposes of taxation.
- an adviser or assistant to a judge, especially one serving as a specialist in some field.
- a person who shares another's position, rank, or dignity.
- a person sitting beside another in an advisory capacity; an advisory associate.
Origin of assessor
Examples from the Web for assessor
“There is a conceptual leap that the first assessor used,” Feldman said.One Breakdown Can Mean Losing Your Kid Forever
May 30, 2014
The assessor in 1860 reported only two quartz-mills in the county.Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining
John S. Hittell
At the trial of Roubaud he acted as assessor to the assizes.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
The sisters read the following remarks, in the handwriting of the Assessor.
If the Assessor happened also to come in, there was a terrible noise.
Mrs. Gunilla and the Assessor quarrelled till the last moment.
- a person who evaluates the merits, importance, etc, of something, esp (in Britain) work prepared as part of a course of study
- a person who values property for taxation
- a person who estimates the value of damage to property for insurance purposes
- a person with technical expertise called in to advise a court on specialist matters
- a person who shares another's position or rank, esp in an advisory capacity
Word Origin and History for assessor
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).