Verb agist Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


agist (third-person singular simple present agists, present participle agisting, simple past and past participle agisted)

  1. To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; used originally of the feeding of cattle in the king's forests, and collecting the money for the same.

More definition: feed or pasture (livestock) for a fee.

1. to care for and feed (cattle or horses) for payment

2. to assess and charge (land or its owner) with a public burden, such as a tax Word OriginC14, from Old French agister, from gister to lodge, ultimately from Latin jacēre to lie downCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source

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