AssartAs*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.