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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
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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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According to the assessor's office, the median assessed value of homes in the township increased to $27,444 in 2019, from $25,103 in 2016.
Mohamed Alsaadi, Head of Academic Affairs Unit, Ministry Of Education, who has been an assessor for more than five years, seconds it.
The court noted that although the DCF approach is appropriate in some cases, assessors must use the valuation approach that most accurately measures the full cash value of the property without any consideration of the owner's identity or intent behind purchasing the property.
In my view, assessor relativism faces some serious difficulties.
With 12 broad requirements and more than 200 line-item requirements, many assessors are tempted either to check off a box confirming that the requirement has been met when it has not or to suggest a company buy a security device to satisfy the requirement.
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"I am especially proud of Dylan who has become the youngest assessor in the UK, which is an excellent achievement."
Applications will be evaluated by the assessors, who will conduct site visits and prepare detailed assessment and feedback reports highlighting existing best practices and the areas for improvement in each company.
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Assessments must be undertaken by a Green Deal advice organisation, also called a Green Deal assessor organisation, a certified organisation under which individual Green Deal advisers work.
The assessors' recommendations include strengthening assessor training to include more specific educational fundamentals; and strengthening and making more explicit the policy on transferability, ie when a nurse moves from district health board to primary care employment or vice versa.