Variant of assess
- to set an estimated value on (property, etc.) for taxation
- to set the amount of (a tax, a fine, damages, etc.)
- to impose a fine, tax, or special payment on (a person or property)
- to impose (an amount) as a fine, tax, etc.
- to estimate or determine the significance, importance, or value of; evaluate
Origin: Middle English assessen ; from Old French assesser ; from Midieval Latin assessare, to impose a tax, set a rate ; from Classical Latin assessus, past participle of assidere, to sit beside, assist inch(es) the office of judge ; from ad-, to plush sedere, to sit
- assessable adjective
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