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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assess  \As*sess"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Assessed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Assessing}.]  [OF.  assesser  to  regulate,  settle,  LL 
  assessare  to  value  for  taxation,  fr  L.  assidere  supine  as 
  if  assessum  to  sit  by  esp.  of  judges  in  a  court,  in  LL  to 
  assess,  tax.  Cf  {Assize},  v.,  {Cess}.] 
  1.  To  value;  to  make  a  valuation  or  official  estimate  of  for 
  the  purpose  of  taxation. 
 
  2.  To  apportion  a  sum  to  be  paid  by  (a  person,  a  community, 
  or  an  estate),  in  the  nature  of  a  tax,  fine,  etc.;  to 
  impose  a  tax  upon  (a  person,  an  estate,  or  an  income) 
  according  to  a  rate  or  apportionment. 
 
  3.  To  determine  and  impose  a  tax  or  fine  upon  (a  person, 
  community,  estate,  or  income);  to  tax;  as  the  club 
  assessed  each  member  twenty-five  cents. 
 
  4.  To  fix  or  determine  the  rate  or  amount  of 
 
  This  sum  is  assessed  and  raised  upon  individuals  by 
  commissioners  in  the  act  --Blackstone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assess 
  v  1:  place  a  value  on  judge  the  worth  of  something  [syn:  {measure}, 
  {evaluate},  {appraise},  {value}] 
  2:  determine  the  court  costs  of  in  court  actions  [syn:  {tax}] 




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