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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).


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