agist
adjective see ageism

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  • agist — agist; agist·er; agist·ment; …   English syllables

  • Agist — A*gist , v. t. [OF. agister; [ a] (L. ad) + gister to assign a lodging, fr. giste lodging, abode, F. g[^i]te, LL. gistum, gista, fr. L. jacitum, p. p. of jac?re to lie: cf. LL. agistare, adgistare. See {Gist}.] (Law) To take to graze or pasture,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agist — agism UK US (also ageism) /ˈeɪdʒɪzəm/ noun [U] LAW, WORKPLACE ► the act of treating people unfairly because of their age, especially if they are old: »To protect yourself against agism during the recruiting process, some career experts suggest… …   Financial and business terms

  • agist — To agist is to feed or pasture the cattle of another on one s land, for hire …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Ägist — Aegisthus wird von Orestes und Pylades ermordet. Aigisthos (altgr. Αίγισθος, Bedeutung nicht genau bekannt, vielleicht Kraft der Ziege; lat. Aegisthus) gehört in der griechischen Mythologie zum verrufenen Geschlecht der Tantaliden und ist ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • agist — verb To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; used originally of the feeding of cattle in the kings forests, and collecting the money for the same. See Also: agister …   Wiktionary

  • Agist — To admit livestock into a forest but more usually to pasture for a set time, and/or at a specified cost. The term is still used in Cumbria when sheep farmers move their flocks to lower pasture in winter. [< AnNor. gister = to lodge] Cf.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • agist — v. housing and feeding livestock for a fee (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agist — [ə dʒɪst] verb take in and feed (livestock) for payment. Derivatives agister noun agistment noun Origin ME: from OFr. agister, from a + gister, from giste lodging …   English new terms dictionary

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