[ uh-ses-er ]
/ əˈsɛs ər /


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.
  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 of assessor

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


as·ses·so·ri·al [as-uh-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-] /ˌæs əˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-/, adjectiveas·ses·sor·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for assessorial

/ (əˈsɛsə) /


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

Derived forms of assessor

assessorial (ˌæsɛˈsɔːrɪəl), adjective
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