agist


agist
/ajist/ An ancient law term meant to take in and give feed to the cattle of strangers in the king's forest, and to collect the money due for the same to the king's use

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • agist — agist; agist·er; agist·ment; …   English syllables

  • Agist — A*gist , v. t. [OF. agister; [ a] (L. ad) + gister to assign a lodging, fr. giste lodging, abode, F. g[^i]te, LL. gistum, gista, fr. L. jacitum, p. p. of jac?re to lie: cf. LL. agistare, adgistare. See {Gist}.] (Law) To take to graze or pasture,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agist — agism UK US (also ageism) /ˈeɪdʒɪzəm/ noun [U] LAW, WORKPLACE ► the act of treating people unfairly because of their age, especially if they are old: »To protect yourself against agism during the recruiting process, some career experts suggest… …   Financial and business terms

  • agist — To agist is to feed or pasture the cattle of another on one s land, for hire …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • agist — adjective see ageism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ägist — Aegisthus wird von Orestes und Pylades ermordet. Aigisthos (altgr. Αίγισθος, Bedeutung nicht genau bekannt, vielleicht Kraft der Ziege; lat. Aegisthus) gehört in der griechischen Mythologie zum verrufenen Geschlecht der Tantaliden und ist ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • agist — agister, agistor, n. /euh jist /, v.t. to feed or pasture (livestock) for a fee. [1590 1600; < AF, MF agister to give lodgings to, equiv. to a A 5 + gister to lodge, lie < Gmc; cf. OE giestian to lodge, deriv. of giest GUEST] * * * …   Universalium

  • agist — verb To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; used originally of the feeding of cattle in the kings forests, and collecting the money for the same. See Also: agister …   Wiktionary

  • Agist — To admit livestock into a forest but more usually to pasture for a set time, and/or at a specified cost. The term is still used in Cumbria when sheep farmers move their flocks to lower pasture in winter. [< AnNor. gister = to lodge] Cf.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • agist — v. housing and feeding livestock for a fee (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agist — [ə dʒɪst] verb take in and feed (livestock) for payment. Derivatives agister noun agistment noun Origin ME: from OFr. agister, from a + gister, from giste lodging …   English new terms dictionary


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