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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sess v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assessed p. pr. & vb. n. Assessing.]
 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.