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1 : one appointed or elected to assist a judge or magistrate
: one with special knowledge of the subject to be decided see also master
2 : one that assesses
: one that is authorized to assess property for taxation
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.