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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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STEP FOUR: Document and assess company-level controls.
Examples may include a) develop and evaluate best-practice outcome measures for decision making about the acceptability of research protocols; b) assess the consistency of protocol review decisions within DSMBs, IRBs, or COI committees; c) assess the impact of conflicts of interest among members of oversight committees on decision making about the acceptability of research protocols, interpretations of adverse events, and/or perceptions of "independence of review" by the research community; and d) assess the impact of disclosing varying degrees of financial conflicts of interest involving the principal investigator, members of oversight committees, sponsor, institution, etc.
An IRS agent will often request that the representative sign Form 872, Consent to Extend the Time to Assess Tax, on the taxpayer's behalf, which will extend the SOL either for an indefinite or specific period of time.
Perhaps before we can assess ORS in any meaningful, sustainable, and generally useful way, we need to philosophize and "meta-assess" about the possibilities for library reference services in online environments.
I still plan on having students evaluate their work samples to see how they will assess themselves.
1997), the IRS assess an employer additional FICA tax the basis of unreported tips.
Many of the large-scale assessments that are used to assess ELLs were developed to assess native English-speaking students.
1506 (1996), the IRS used the McQuatters formula to assess $10,124 in additional employer FICA taxes for 1990 and 1991.
The first type of form permits the IRS to assess tax, but also allows the taxpayer to file a refund claim after paying the assessed tax.
Today, financial information is inextricably woven together with other information needed to operate, manage and assess an organization's activities.
Also, some time after December Year 4,T filed Form 872, Consent to Extend the Time to Assess Tax, and agreed to extend the limitations period for Year 1 to December 31 of Year 8.