Assessed
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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. To fix or determine the rate or amount of. [1913 Webster]

This sum is assessed and raised upon individuals by commissioners in the act. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • assessed — Synonyms and related words: ad valorem, admeasured, appraised, evaluated, gauged, good for, known by measurement, mapped, measured, metered, plotted, priced, prized, pro rata, quantified, quantized, rated, surveyed, triangulated, valuated, valued …   Moby Thesaurus

  • assessed — adj. appraised; estimated; valued at; sized up as·sess || É™ ses v. estimate, appraise (an object s value) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assessed — Term is equivalent to imposed. To value or appraise. Abrams v. City and County of San Francisco, 48 Cal.App.2d 1, 119 P.2d 197, 199 …   Black's law dictionary

  • assessed — Term is equivalent to imposed. To value or appraise. Abrams v. City and County of San Francisco, 48 Cal.App.2d 1, 119 P.2d 197, 199 …   Black's law dictionary

  • assessed — …   Useful english dictionary

  • assessed valuation — The financial worth assigned to property by taxing authorities that is used as a basis or factor against which the tax rate is applied. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. assessed valuation …   Law dictionary

  • assessed value — UK US noun [C or U] ► TAX, PROPERTY the value of a property or of land, that is used to decide how much tax has to be paid on it: » The public tax assessor will calculate the assessed value of your home, and this will be the amount on which the… …   Financial and business terms

  • assessed value — The dollar amount a public tax assessor sets in deciding what a piece of property is worth; this figure is used as the basis for calculating how much property tax is owed on the property. Category: Real Estate & Rental Property Nolo’s Plain… …   Law dictionary

  • assessed valuation — assessed valuation, the percentage of the total market value of property used by a government as a basis of taxation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Assessed Value — The dollar value assigned to a property for purposes of measuring applicable taxes. Assessed valuation is used to determine the value of a residence for tax purposes and takes comparable home sales and inspections into consideration. It is the… …   Investment dictionary

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