Assessment



the act of ; appraisal; evaluation.
an official valuation of property for the purpose of levying a tax; an assigned value.
an amount as payable.
Contemporary Examples

Paul Vallely, author of one of the first assessment books on Francis, Untying the Knots, says Francis has hit a nerve.
Pope Francis’s Rough Road to Reform Barbie Latza Nadeau October 2, 2013

Many rebels agree with this assessment, saying that Assad and his core supporters will never leave.
Inside Bashar al-Assad’s Army Mike Giglio December 9, 2012

Other former Ketchum employees contacted by The Daily Beast confirmed this assessment.
Confessions of a Putin Spin Doctor Eli Lake March 10, 2014

No report, from public or private sources, has contradicted that assessment.
Heather Hurlburt on Rumors of an Imminent Attack on Iran Heather Hurlburt October 10, 2012

John McCain echoed the assessment in a separate Fox interview.
Dump Joe Biden? Nah Howard Kurtz August 15, 2012

Historical Examples

All this was so much information of which the scribes took advantage in regulating the assessment of the land-tax.
History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 2 (of 12) G. Maspero

Footnote 3-65: For an assessment of the performance of the Mason’s crew.
Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.

The new Valuation Lists had increased the assessment of the parish by £47,000.
Yarmouth Notes Frederick Danby Palmer

Of course, there is stealing in the assessment of land damages; but so there is everywhere.
Glances at Europe Horace Greeley

But no principle of assessment existed, and the amount actually realized varied greatly from year to year.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4 Various

noun
the act of assessing, esp (in Britain) the evaluation of a student’s achievement on a course
an amount determined as payable
a valuation set on taxable property, income, etc
evaluation; estimation
n.

1540s, “value of property for tax purposes,” from assess + -ment. Meaning “determination or adjustment of tax rate” is from 1540s; general sense of “estimation” is recorded from 1620s. In education jargon from 1956.

The appraisal of property for the purposes of taxation.

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