[ 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


a·gist·er, a·gis·tor, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for agister

/ (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

Word Origin for agist

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