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- n. One who agists or takes in cattle to pasture at a certain rate; a pasturer.
- n. Formerly, an officer of the king's forest, who had the care of cattle agisted, and collected the money for the same; hence called gisttaker, which in England is corrupted into guest-taker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer of the royal forests of England, having the care of cattle agisted, and of collecting the money for the same; one who receives and pastures cattle, etc., for hire.
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