Pronunciation: (u-ses'ur), [key]
1. a person who makes assessments, esp. for purposes of taxation.
2. an adviser or assistant to a judge, esp. one serving as a specialist in some field.
a. a person who shares another's position, rank, or dignity.
b. a person sitting beside another in an advisory capacity; an advisory associate.
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