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noun Obsolete.
  1. the act of agisting.
  2. a contract or an agreement to agist.
  3. the fee paid or the profit made in agisting.
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Origin of agistment

First recorded in 1605–15; agist + -ment
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for agistment

Historical Examples

  • But the most valued is that of agistment or pasturage, especially of ponies.

    The Customs of Old England

    F. J. Snell

  • Agistment, or the taking in of cattle or live stock to feed at a rate of so much per head, is a contract of bailment.