assart definition

  • noun:
    • woodland land cleared for agriculture.
    • The act or offense of grubbing up woods and shrubs, and thus destroying the thickets or coverts of a forest.
    • some land cleared of woods and bushes, and fitted for cultivation; a clearing.
    • In English law: The work of grubbing up woods and bushes in a forest. A tree grubbed up because of the origins. Some land cleared, as by grubbing.
  • verb:
    • To clear forest land for agriculture; remove stumps.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To grub up, as woods; to dedicate an assart upon.
  • others:
    • In English law, to grub up (woods and shrubs); obvious (wood-land).

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