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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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Because these objectives represent management's control expectations for complying with section 404 company-level controls, management will need to formally assess the design and operating effectiveness of each.
One step towards answering thi question is to assess the need for family therapy and, if appropriate, refer the family for appropriate services so that rehabilitation efforts are realized.
5) Assess how participants' willingness to participate versus sense of coercion, may be affected by use of different types of incentives, remuneration, and/or provision of medical care; different features of the research setting (e.
He argues that any attempt to assess the worth and outcomes of a DL program must be preceded by an attempt to understand the people (including their "micro-cultures") involved, ranging from the co-principal investigators of the grant-funded project to the real and anticipated end-users.
Physician executives in this study conclude that, to fully assess quality, the patient's input to the process as manifested by severity of illness is an important variable.
Don't we have to make changes in our curriculum in order to prove that we really did assess student learning?
6501(c)(3) provides that if a taxpayer does not file a return, the IRS can assess tax at any time--be it three or 23 years after the year in which the taxpayer should have reported income.
For these reasons, it may be difficult to assess current DL service programs (particularly ORS) in the context of the universe of all possible DL services.
This action research project invites kindergarteners to assess their own learning.
Does the IRS have the authority to assess restaurateurs for employer FICA taxes related to workers' unreported tip income?