Definition of


  1. (noun, person) an official who evaluates property for the purpose of taxing it

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Synonyms of Assessor

tax assessor

Alternate forms of Assessor

Derivations: assess

Hyponyms: lister

Hypernyms: administrative official, bureaucrat

Origin of the word Assessor

  1. late 14c., from O.Fr. assessour (12c., Mod.Fr. assesseur), from L. assessorem "an assistant judge," in L.L. "one who assesses taxes," agent noun from assidere (see assess). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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