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[uh-jist] /əˈdʒɪst/
verb (used with object)
to feed or pasture (livestock) for a fee.
Origin of agist
1590-1600; < Anglo-French, Middle French agister to give lodgings to, equivalent to a- a-5 + gister to lodge, lie < Germanic; compare Old English giestian to lodge, derivative of giest guest
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agister, agistor, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for agist


verb (transitive) (law)
to care for and feed (cattle or horses) for payment
to assess and charge (land or its owner) with a public burden, such as a tax
Word Origin
C14: from Old French agister, from gister to lodge, ultimately from Latin jacēre to lie down
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