Agister
Agister A*gist"er, Agistor A*gist"or, n. [Anglo-Norman agistour.] (Law) (a) Formerly, an officer of the king's forest, who had the care of cattle agisted, and collected the money for the same; -- hence called {gisttaker}, which in England is corrupted into {guest-taker}. (b) Now, one who agists or takes in cattle to pasture at a certain rate; a pasturer. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]

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  • agister — A person who takes cattle for hire to pasture or to care for. The agister s possession is that of a bailee for hire. Atwater v Lowe (NY) 39 Him 150, 152; 4 Am J2d Am § 72 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • agister — n. shepherd, one who feeds or pastures for animals for a fee (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agister — agist·er …   English syllables

  • agister — /ajistar/ A person engaged in the business of pasturing of livestock as a bailee in consideration of an agreed price to be paid by owner of cattle. Walker v. Nelson, 137 Colo. 519, 327 P.2d 285, 287 …   Black's law dictionary

  • agister — /ajistar/ A person engaged in the business of pasturing of livestock as a bailee in consideration of an agreed price to be paid by owner of cattle. Walker v. Nelson, 137 Colo. 519, 327 P.2d 285, 287 …   Black's law dictionary

  • agister — …   Useful english dictionary

  • agister's lien — A lien upon an animal provided by contract or statute for the benefit of a person who has fed or cared for the animal. 4 Am J2d Am § 74 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • agist — agister, agistor, n. /euh jist /, v.t. to feed or pasture (livestock) for a fee. [1590 1600; < AF, MF agister to give lodgings to, equiv. to a A 5 + gister to lodge, lie < Gmc; cf. OE giestian to lodge, deriv. of giest GUEST] * * * …   Universalium

  • Agistor — Agister A*gist er, Agistor A*gist or, n. [Anglo Norman agistour.] (Law) (a) Formerly, an officer of the king s forest, who had the care of cattle agisted, and collected the money for the same; hence called {gisttaker}, which in England is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gisttaker — Agister A*gist er, Agistor A*gist or, n. [Anglo Norman agistour.] (Law) (a) Formerly, an officer of the king s forest, who had the care of cattle agisted, and collected the money for the same; hence called {gisttaker}, which in England is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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