ASSESSOR - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ASSESSOR? Definition of ASSESSOR in Black's Law Dictionary

An officer chosen or appointed to appraise, value, or assess property. The assessing power, and not merely the county assessor. Board of Com'rs of San Miguel County v. Floaten, 66 Colo. 540, 181 P. 122.

A person learned in some particular science of industry, who sits with the judge on the trial of a cause requiring such special knowledge and gives his advice.

In England it is the practice in admiralty business to call in assessors, in cases involving questions of navigation or seamanship. They are called "nautical assessors" (q. v.), and are always Brethren of the Trinity House.

Civil and Scotch Law
Persons skilled in law, selected to advise the judges of the inferior courts. Bell; Dig. 1, 22; Cod. 1, 51.


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