/ajistmant/ A particular kind of bailment under which a person, for consideration, takes animals for care and pasturing on his land, and the person who cares for the animals has an "agister's lien" on the animals for that care. Hatley v. West, 74 Wash.2d 409, 445 P.2d 208, 209;
A contract whereby a person, called an agister, has control of animals and retains possession of land. Cox v. Pithoud, 221 C.A.2d 571, 34 Cal.Rptr. 582, 583.
There is also agistment of sea-banks, where lands are charged with a tribute to keep out the sea; and terras ogistatse are lands whose owners must keep up the sea-banks.
In canon law, a composition or mean rate at which some right or due might be reckoned. Tithe of agistment was a small tithe paid to the rector or vicar on cattle or other produce of grass lands. It was paid by the occupier of the land and not by the person who put in his cattle to graze

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  • Agistment — A*gist ment, n. [OF. agistement. See {Agist}.] (Law) (a) Formerly, the taking and feeding of other men s cattle in the king s forests. (b) The taking in by any one of other men s cattle to graze at a certain rate. Mozley & W. (c) The price paid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agistment — 1. grazing people s animals for reward. 2. an Irish term for the right to graze livestock on land. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • Agistment — To agist is, in English law, to take cattle to graze, for a remuneration. Agistment, in the first instance, referred more particularly to the proceeds of pasturage in the king s forests, but now means either (a) the contract for taking in and… …   Wikipedia

  • agistment — noun a) The taking in by any one of other mens cattle to graze at a certain rate. b) A charge or rate against lands; as, an agistment of sea banks, i. e., charge for banks or dikes …   Wiktionary

  • agistment — /euh jist ment/, n. Obs. 1. the act of agisting. 2. a contract or an agreement to agist. 3. the fee paid or the profit made in agisting. [1605 15; AGIST + MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • agistment — n. (Archaic) grazing of animals for a fee; grazing fee; formal agreement to feed and pasture animals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agistment — agist·ment …   English syllables

  • agistment — /əˈdʒɪstmənt/ (say uh jistmuhnt) noun 1. the act of agisting. 2. the price paid for pasturing livestock. 3. a burden or tax …   Australian English dictionary

  • agistment — The particular kind of bailment under which a man, for a consideration, takes cattle to graze and pasture on his land. 4 Am J2d Am § 72 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • agistment — mənt noun ( s) Etymology: Middle French agistement, from agister + ment 1. a. : the taking in of livestock for feeding at a specified rate b. : the opening of a for …   Useful english dictionary

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