verb (used with object)
Origin of assess
In Proto-Indo-European, two dental consonants (such as d + d, d + t, t + t, etc.) could not appear together. In the Italic languages (Latin, Oscan, Umbrian) and Germanic, the two dental consonants developed into -ss- ; thus the original Latin past participle of sedēre , sedtus (originally an adjective suffix, typically forming past participles in Latin) regularly became sessus, the base for the Late Latin verb assessāre.
Examples from the Web for assessable
The rents are fixed in cash, being proportioned according to the assessable value of the property.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
A fine of $100 is assessable against any county or state superintendent who fails to enforce the provisions of the law.
I feel a great interest in you, Willie, but I do not feel as though it should be an assessable interest.Cordwood|Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
The shares of the company were assessable with unlimited liabilities on the part of the share holder.Some Pioneers and Pilgrims on the Prairies of Dakota|John B. Reese