Agistment
Agistment A*gist"ment, n. [OF. agistement. See {Agist}.] (Law) (a) Formerly, the taking and feeding of other men's cattle in the king's forests. (b) The taking in by any one of other men's cattle to graze at a certain rate. --Mozley & W. (c) The price paid for such feeding. (d) A charge or rate against lands; as, an agistment of sea banks, i. e., charge for banks or dikes. [1913 Webster]

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  • agistment — 1. grazing people s animals for reward. 2. an Irish term for the right to graze livestock on land. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • Agistment — To agist is, in English law, to take cattle to graze, for a remuneration. Agistment, in the first instance, referred more particularly to the proceeds of pasturage in the king s forests, but now means either (a) the contract for taking in and… …   Wikipedia

  • agistment — /ajistmant/ A particular kind of bailment under which a person, for consideration, takes animals for care and pasturing on his land, and the person who cares for the animals has an agister s lien on the animals for that care. Hatley v. West, 74… …   Black's law dictionary

  • agistment — /ajistmant/ A particular kind of bailment under which a person, for consideration, takes animals for care and pasturing on his land, and the person who cares for the animals has an agister s lien on the animals for that care. Hatley v. West, 74… …   Black's law dictionary

  • agistment — noun a) The taking in by any one of other mens cattle to graze at a certain rate. b) A charge or rate against lands; as, an agistment of sea banks, i. e., charge for banks or dikes …   Wiktionary

  • agistment — /euh jist ment/, n. Obs. 1. the act of agisting. 2. a contract or an agreement to agist. 3. the fee paid or the profit made in agisting. [1605 15; AGIST + MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • agistment — n. (Archaic) grazing of animals for a fee; grazing fee; formal agreement to feed and pasture animals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agistment — agist·ment …   English syllables

  • agistment — /əˈdʒɪstmənt/ (say uh jistmuhnt) noun 1. the act of agisting. 2. the price paid for pasturing livestock. 3. a burden or tax …   Australian English dictionary

  • agistment — The particular kind of bailment under which a man, for a consideration, takes cattle to graze and pasture on his land. 4 Am J2d Am § 72 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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