Meaning of assartment in English:

assartment

Pronunciation /əˈsɑːtm(ə)nt/

noun

historical Law
  • The action or process of converting forest or waste land to arable use by clearing trees, bushes, etc. Also as a count noun: a piece of land converted to arable use in this way. Compare "assart", 2.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From assart + -ment.