As*sart", 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 tickets or coverts of a forest.

Spelman. Cowell.


A piece of land cleared of trees and bushes, and fitted for cultivation; a clearing.


Assart land, forest land cleared of woods and brush.


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As*sart", v. t.

To grub up, as trees; to commit an assart upon; as, to assart land or trees.



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