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1. a person who evaluates the merits, importance, etc., of something, esp (in Britain) work prepared as part of a course of study
2. a person with technical expertise called in to advise a court on specialist matters



a judicial official in ancient Rome, in medieval Europe, and in some bourgeois states such as Germany. In Russia, Peter I created the post of assessor on the staffs of the Senate, the Synod, the courts, and the other Collegiums. This post was gradually abolished in the second half of the 19th century. (It was retained longest in the provincial governments.) The rank corresponding to this post—col-legial assessor, the eighth civilian rank in the Table of Ranks—existed until the overthrow of tsarism in 1917.

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Dubai's drive for competitiveness will gain substantially from Emiratis across all service channels committing to such globally accepted practices," remarked Malakeh El Haj, trainer and Senior DQA Assessor.
To become a Green Deal assessor organisation, you must be certified by the UK Accreditation Service as meeting the relevant Green Deal scheme standard to comply with the Code of Practice; be registered with the Green Deal Registration and Oversight Body; and have training on producing the Green Deal advice report.
The results indicate that elected assessors underassess more than appointed assessors by 1 to 2 standard deviations (SDs) of the sales ratio.
It was the assessors that reached out, but if I don't get to service them anymore, and the companies just attest, that weakens the relationship, and there's no opportunity for active distributors out there talking up IMSA.
Lead assessors will need to attend Cardiff University for a day which will consist of training in setting up assessment days, confidentiality issues and carrying out assessments, as well as being assessed.
Assessors inspect properties to collect information on their heating systems, age and building type and give advice on how to improve the energy efficiency Call Diane Rutter on (0191) 511 6532 or visit www.
Twenty anaesthesia trainees were rated in three simulated emergencies by four assessors.
MANAGERS who feel referees' assessors are bad for the game might want to follow Bacup Borough's lead by banning them
HABITUS has launched a major recruitment drive to boost its ranks of energy assessors to 1,000.
The lay assessors scheme is designed to give power to the people who can report dodgy contractors and shoddy work and ensure problems are raised and dealt with.
Sheriff Lee Baca successfully sued to overturn his term limits on the very same legal grounds - namely, that state law doesn't give counties the power to limit terms of sheriffs, district attorneys and assessors since state law creates these offices.