plural -s
: an act of attacking violently
also : a lying in wait to attack

Word History


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

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“Grassation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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