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Syllabification: as·ses·sor
Pronunciation: /əˈsesər

Definition of assessor in English:


1A person who assesses someone or something, in particular.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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