What does ASSART mean?

ASSART meaning in General Dictionary

To grub up as woods to dedicate an assart upon concerning assart land or trees

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  • The act or offense of grubbing up woods and shrubs and thus destroying the thickets or coverts of a woodland
  • The work or offense of grubbing up woods and bushes, and hence destroying the thickets or coverts of a forest.
  • some land cleared of woods and shrubs, and fitted for cultivation; a clearing.
  • To grub up, as woods; to devote an assart upon; as, to assart land or trees.

ASSART meaning in Law Dictionary

In English law. The offense committed when you look at the forest, by pulling within the trees by the roots which can be thickets and coverts for deer, and making the bottom plain as arable land. It varies from waste, because waste is the cutting down of coverts which could grow again, whereas assart Is the plucking all of them up because of the roots and utterly destroying all of them, so that they can never ever afterward grow. This isn't an offense if through with license to transform woodland into tillage floor. Consult Manicood's Woodland Laws, pt. We, p. 171. Wharton.


ASSART meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The work or offense of grubbing up woods and bushes, and therefore destroying the thickets or coverts of a forest.

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  • (letter.) Some land cleared of woods and bushes, and fitted for cultivation; a clearing.
  • (v. t.) To grub up, as woods; to commit an assart upon; since, to assart land or woods.