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assart


assart


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assart  \As*sart"\,  v.  t. 
  To  grub  up  as  trees;  to  commit  an  assart  upon  as  to  assart 
  land  or  trees.  --Ashmole. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assart  \As*sart"\  ([a^]s*s[aum]rt"),  n.  [OF.  essart  the  grubbing 
  up  of  trees,  fr  essarter  to  grub  up  or  clear  ground  of 
  bushes,  shrubs,  trees,  etc.,  fr  LL  exartum  exartare  for 
  exsaritare  L.  ex  +  sarire,  sarrire  saritum  to  hoe,  weed.] 
  1.  (Old  Law)  The  act  or  offense  of  grubbing  up  trees  and 
  bushes,  and  thus  destroying  the  thickets  or  coverts  of  a 
  forest.  --Spelman.  --Cowell. 
 
  2.  A  piece  of  land  cleared  of  trees  and  bushes,  and  fitted 
  for  cultivation;  a  clearing.  --Ash. 
 
  {Assart  land},  forest  land  cleared  of  woods  and  brush.