An officer chosen or appointed to appraise, value, or assess property. In civil and Scotch law. Persons skilled in law, selected to advise the judges of the inferior courts. Bell; Dig. 1, 22; Cod. 1, 51. p A person learned in some particular science U or 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 involv- Q ing questions of navigation or seamanship. They are called “nautical assessors,” and are always Brethren of the Trinity House.
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