Definition of Assess. Meaning of Assess. Synonyms of Assess
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Definition of Assess
Assess Assess As*sess", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assessed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Assessing.] [OF. assesser to regulate, settle, LL.
assessare to value for taxation, fr. L. assidere, supine as
if assessum, to sit by, esp. of judges in a court, in LL. to
assess, tax. Cf. Assize, v., Cess.]
1. To value; to make a valuation or official estimate of for
the purpose of taxation.
2. To apportion a sum to be paid by (a person, a community,
or an estate), in the nature of a tax, fine, etc.; to
impose a tax upon (a person, an estate, or an income)
according to a rate or apportionment.
3. To determine and impose a tax or fine upon (a person,
community, estate, or income); to tax; as, the club
assessed each member twenty-five cents.
4. To fix or determine the rate or amount of.
This sum is assessed and raised upon individuals by
commissioners in the act. --Blackstone.
Asses As As, n.; pl. Asses. [L. as. See Ace.]
1. A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to
nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into
2. A Roman copper coin, originally of a pound weight (12
oz.); but reduced, after the first Punic war, to two
ounces; in the second Punic war, to one ounce; and
afterwards to half an ounce.