[ uh-jist ]

verb (used with object)
  1. 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 giestguest

Other words from agist

  • a·gist·er, a·gis·tor, noun

Words Nearby agist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for agist


/ (əˈdʒɪst) /

verb(tr) law
  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

Origin of agist

C14: from Old French agister, from gister to lodge, ultimately from Latin jacēre to lie down

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