Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive 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.

from The 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.

Etymologies

From Anglo-Norman agister (to pasture for a fee) (Wiktionary)

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  • The example sentences are interesting--most of them seem to be variations of the word ageist.

    January 10, 2011

  • 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. --Blackstone. (Webster 1913)

    April 20, 2007