assessor as‧ses‧sor [əˈsesə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
1. JOBS someone whose job is to examine places, systems, or people to decide how good or suitable they are:

• I worked for a travel agency as an assessor of foreign locations.

2. PROPERTY someone whose job is to assess the value of houses or other buildings to calculate how much tax the people who own them must pay:

• It is the Regional Assessor who determines the tax band for the property.

3. INSURANCE a person or company whose job is to assess the value of loss or damage for someone who has made an insurance claim; = CLAIMS ADJUSTER; INSURANCE ADJUSTER; LOSS ADJUSTER:

• Her car was still in the garage waiting for a visit from the insurance assessor.

4. LAW someone who helps a judge in a court of law by advising them on technical or scientific matters, or on other matters on which special knowledge is needed

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assessor UK US /əˈsesər/ US  /-ɚ/ noun [C]
someone, usually an expert, who makes a judgement or decision about a person or situation after considering all the information: »

In the role of assessor, the tester examines each candidate's writing to determine its strengths and areas of weakness.

PROPERTY, TAX someone who calculates the value of a property, so that a decision can be made about the amount of tax that must be paid on it: »

The assessor's offices vary in how they determine a home's value.

INSURANCE a person or company that calculates the cost of loss or damage for your insurance: »

An assessor sent on behalf of the insurance company examined the damage on December 15.

See also LOSS ASSESSOR(Cf. ↑loss assessor), LOSS ADJUSTER(Cf. ↑loss adjuster)
LAW an expert in a subject who advises a court or other official organization: »

The scientific assessor was asked to testify in court.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Assessor — Sm Anwärter der höheren Beamtenlaufbahn erw. fach. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. assessor Beisitzer bei Gericht , einem Nomen agentis zu l. assidēre dabeisitzen , zu l. sedēre sitzen und l. ad hin, zu . Von da dann Weiterentwicklung zu… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • assessor — as·ses·sor /ə se sər/ n 1: one appointed or elected to assist a judge or magistrate; esp: one with special knowledge of the subject to be decided see also master 2: one that assesses; specif: one that is authorized to assess property for taxation …   Law dictionary

  • assessor — late 14c., from O.Fr. assessor assistant judge, assessor (in court) (12c., Mod.Fr. assesseur) and directly from L. assessor an assistant, aid; an assistant judge, in L.L. one who assesses taxes, lit. a sitter by, agent noun from pp. stem of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Assessor — As*sess or, n. [L., one who sits beside, the assistant of a judge, fr. assid?re. See {Assession}. LL., one who arranges of determines the taxes, fr. assid?re. See {Assess}, v., and cf. {Cessor}.] 1. One appointed or elected to assist a judge or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assessor — |ô| adj. s. m. 1. Que ou quem assiste ou assessora. • s. m. 2. Pessoa que tem como função profissional auxiliar um cargo superior em suas funções. = ADJUNTO, COADJUTOR 3. Juiz substituto.   ‣ Etimologia: latim assessor, oris, ajudante, auxiliar …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Assessor — »Anwärter auf die höhere Beamtenlaufbahn«: Das Wort wurde im 15./16. Jh. zunächst als juristischer Terminus mit der Bed. »Beisitzer am Gericht« aus gleichbed. lat. assessor entlehnt, das zu lat. assidere »dabeisitzen« (< *ad sedere) gehört. –… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Assessor — (lat.), 1) Beisitzer; 2) (Consiliarius, Reçuperator, röm. Ant.), ein von der Obrigkeit zur Unterstützung in den Amtsgeschäften angenommener Rechtskundiger; 3) ordentlicher Richter, Beisitzer des Prätors; 4) jetzt Beisitzer einer Behörde, entweder …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Assessor — (lat.), »Beisitzer« einer Behörde, besonders eines Gerichts oder Verwaltungskollegiums. Man unterscheidet nach der Verschiedenheit der Behörden, bei denen Assessoren angestellt zu werden pflegen, Regierungs , Kreis , Gerichts , Bergamts ,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Asséssor — (lat.), Beisitzer eines richterlichen oder Verwaltungskollegiums, der aber noch nicht fest angestellt ist …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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