Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To feed or pasture, as the cattle or horses of others, for a compensation: used originally of the feeding of cattle in the king's forests.
- To rate or charge; impose as a burden, as on land for some specific purpose.
- v. To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; used originally of the feeding of cattle in the king's forests, and collecting the money for the same.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Law) To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; -- used originally of the feeding of cattle in the king's forests, and collecting the money for the same.
- From Anglo-Norman agister (to pasture for a fee) (Wiktionary)
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