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 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*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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • guest-taker — 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

  • agistor — noun a) One who agists or takes in cattle to pasture at a certain rate; a pasturer. b) Formerly, an officer of the kings forest, who had the care of cattle agisted, and collected the money for the same; hence called gisttaker, which in England is …   Wiktionary

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