ASSART - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ASSART? Definition of ASSART in Black's Law Dictionary

In English law. The offense committed in the forest, by pulling up the trees by the roots that are thickets and coverts for deer, and making the ground plain as arable land. It differs from waste, in that waste is the cutting downof coverts which may grow again, whereas assart is the plucking  them up by the roots and utterlydestroying them, so that they can never afterward grow. This is  not an offense if done with license to convert forest into tillage ground. Consult Manwood's Forest Laws, pt. I, p. 171. Wharton. See Essarter.

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