grassation

noun

Definition of grassation

plural

-s

obsolete

  1. :  an act of attacking violently; also :  a lying in wait to attack

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Origin and Etymology of grassation

Latin grassation-, grassatio, from grassatus (past participle of grassari to go about, attack, rage against) + -ion-, -io -ion; akin to Latin gradi to step, go — more at grade


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