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assessor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assessor  \As*sess"or\,  n.  [L.,  one  who  sits  beside,  the 
  assistant  of  a  judge,  fr  assid?re.  See  {Assession}.  LL.,  one 
  who  arranges  of  determines  the  taxes,  fr  assid?re.  See 
  {Assess},  v.,  and  cf  {Cessor}.] 
  1.  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.  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  2.  One  who  sits  by  another,  as  next  in  dignity,  or  as  an 
  assistant  and  adviser;  an  associate  in  office. 
 
  Whence  to  his  Son,  The  assessor  of  his  throne,  he 
  thus  began.  --Milton. 
 
  With  his  ignorance,  his  inclinations,  and  his  fancy, 
  as  his  assessors  in  judgment.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  3.  One  appointed  to  assess  persons  or  property  for  the 
  purpose  of  taxation.  --Bouvier. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assessor 
  n  :  an  official  who  evaluates  property  for  the  purpose  of  taxing 
  it  [syn:  {tax  assessor}] 




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