noun 1. a tax levied by a local government on private property to pay the cost of local public improvements, as sidewalk construction or sewage disposal, that are of general benefit to the property taxed. special assessment noun 1. (in the US) a special charge levied on property owners by a county or municipality to […]
noun 1. an astronomical observatory located on Mount Pastukhov near Cherkessk in the Caucasus, in the SW Russian Federation, having a 236-inch (6-meter) reflecting telescope, the largest in the world.
- Special boat service
noun 1. a unit of the Royal Marines specializing in reconnaissance and sabotage
- Special branch
noun 1. (in Britain) the department of the police force that is concerned with political security