Definition of assessor in English:


Syllabification: as·ses·sor
Pronunciation: /əˈsesər


  • 1A person who assesses someone or something, in particular.
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    • Practice has varied as to whether reports are produced by the chair, with other members of the inquiry acting merely as assessors, or by the team collectively.
    • For instance, every year sixth formers make a display of work to be judged by A-level assessors.
    • The assessor calculated the number of words per minute for each text probe read.
  • 1.1A person who calculates or estimates the value of something or an amount to be paid, chiefly for tax or insurance purposes.
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    • You can get this information for free, or for a nominal fee, from the county treasurer or tax assessor's office.
    • Parents who are concerned that their home may pose a risk can have certified lead inspectors or risk assessors check the amount of lead residue in paint and dust throughout their home and in their soil.
    • The question of how an assessor might identify such a value is a complex question.
  • 1.2A person who is knowledgeable in a particular field and is called upon for advice, typically by a judge or committee of inquiry.
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    • The legal assessor simply advises the committee in camera on points of law and reports his advice in open court after he has given it.
    • It seems to me that the legal assessor's advice was appropriate and, again, there is no substance in any complaint made against him.
    • Following the oral argument, the legal assessor formulated two questions for the Committee, which were disclosed to the parties.


late Middle English: from Old French assessour, from Latin assessor 'assistant judge' (in medieval Latin 'assessor of taxes'), from Latin assidere (see assess).

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