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agist

[ uh-jist ]
/ əˈdʒɪst /
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verb (used with object)

to feed or pasture (livestock) for a fee.

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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 giestguest
a·gist·er, a·gis·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for agist

agist
/ (əˈdʒɪst) /

verb (tr) 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
C14: from Old French agister, from gister to lodge, ultimately from Latin jacēre to lie down
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