Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    An officer appointed by a court to appraise property. See 19 R. I. 499; 34 Atl. 1112.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A person appointed by competent authority to make an appraisement, to ascertain and state the true value of goods or real estate.
    —General appraisers. Appraisers appointed under an act of congress to afford nid and assistance to the collectors of customs in the appraisement of imported merchandise. Gibb v. Washington, 10 Fed. Cas. 288.
    —Merebant appraisers. Where the appraisement of an invoice of imported goods made by the revenue officers at the custom house is not satisfactory to the importer, persons may be selected (under this name) to make a definitive valuation ; they must be merchants engaged in trade. Auffmordt v. Hedden (C. Ct) 30 Fed. 360; Oelberman v. Merritt (C. Ct) 19 Fed. 408.