Definitions for assessorəˈsɛs ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•ses•sorəˈsɛs ər(n.)

  1. a person who makes assessments, esp. for tax purposes.

    Category: Business

  2. an adviser or assistant to a judge.

    Category: Law

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tax assessor, assessor(noun)

    an official who evaluates property for the purpose of taxing it


  1. assessor(Noun)

    One who assesses a property for tax or insurance evaluation.

  2. assessor(Noun)

    A specialist who assists the court in determining a matter.

  3. assessor(Noun)

    Tax assessor : Civil servant entrusted with checking the veracity of data and criteria used by a taxpayer to complete a tax return.

  4. assessor(Noun)

    One who assesses a project for cost evaluation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assessor

    one appointed or elected to assist a judge or magistrate with his special knowledge of the subject to be decided; as legal assessors, nautical assessors

  2. Assessor

    one who sits by another, as next in dignity, or as an assistant and adviser; an associate in office

  3. Assessor

    one appointed to assess persons or property for the purpose of taxation


  1. Tax assessment

    An 'assessor' is a specialist who calculates the value of property. The value calculated by the assessor is then used as the basis for determining the amounts to be paid or assessed for tax or insurance purposes. In local government in the United States, an assessor is an appointed or elected official charged with determining the value of each taxable property in a county, municipality, or township; this information is then used by the locality to determine the necessary rate of taxation to support the community's annual budget. In Florida, this official is known as the property appraiser. In Vermont, this office is known as a lister. A professional organization for assessors and source for innovation, education, and research in property appraisal, assessment administration, and property tax policy is the International Association of Assessing Officers.

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