a person who makes assessments, especially for purposes of taxation.
an adviser or assistant to a judge, especially one serving as a specialist in some field.
a person who shares another’s position, rank, or dignity.
a person sitting beside another in an advisory capacity; an advisory associate.
a person who evaluates the merits, importance, etc, of something, esp (in Britain) work prepared as part of a course of study
a person who values property for taxation
a person who estimates the value of damage to property for insurance purposes
a person with technical expertise called in to advise a court on specialist matters
a person who shares another’s position or rank, esp in an advisory capacity
late 14c., from Old French assessor “assistant judge, assessor (in court)” (12c., Modern French assesseur) and directly from Latin assessor “an assistant, aid; an assistant judge,” in Late Latin “one who assesses taxes,” literally “a sitter-by,” agent noun from past participle stem of assidere (see assess).
a useful and desirable thing or quality: Organizational ability is an asset. a single item of ownership having exchange value. assets. items of ownership convertible into cash; total resources of a person or business, as cash, notes and accounts receivable, securities, inventories, goodwill, fixtures, machinery, or real estate (opposed to ). Accounting. the items detailed […]
- Asset allocation
noun a financial strategy for reducing risk in an investment portfolio in order to maximize return Examples Asset allocation means dividing investment funds among markets to achieve diversification and/or a combination of expected return and risk consistent with the investor’s objectives. Word Origin 1950
- Asset management
asset management business The process whereby a large organisation collects and maintains a comprehensive list of the items it owns such as hardware and software. This data is used in connection with the financial aspects of ownership such as calculating the total cost of ownership, depreciation, licensing, maintenance, and insurance. (1997-03-30) Contemporary Examples He is […]
- Asset value
noun the value of a share in a company calculated by dividing the difference between the total of its assets and its liabilities by the number of ordinary shares issued Historical Examples The asset value of a library is dependent upon a variety of conditions. Papers and Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting of the […]