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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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As assessor, I will implement the price weighted regression model that has been shown to be much more accurate and less regressive.
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Unfortunately the COD implies nothing about the proclivity of an assessor to engage in any form of systematic bias (Stewart 1977).
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The LOCSU is providing an opportunity for each LOC to nominate one optometrist to attend the first 'Lead Assessor Day'.
Submit the data to the assessor in the manner requested by them.
However, this data is costly to generate due to the expense of simulation and the requirement of many hours of rating from expert assessors (30 hours per assessor in this study).
MANAGERS who feel referees' assessors are bad for the game might want to follow Bacup Borough's lead by banning them
We hope it will be addressed during the spring legislative session," said Maura Kownacki, a spokeswoman for the assessor.
When a homeowner pulls a building permit, the city forwards the information to the county assessor for reassessment, according to material from a Spidell Publishing course.
It goes on to state that any other information provided by the assessor is also not liable.

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