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.
“Moore, 543 (40 Eliz.); an obscurely reported case, seems to have been assumpsit against an agistor, for a horse stolen while in his charge, and asserts obiter that "without such special assumpsit the action does not lie.”
“_ I thought that among so many foresters there might be an agistor.”
“Which being echoed in chorus by the other six, they took their departure, much marvelling what the reverend doctor could mean by an agistor.”
“1 An agistor was a forest officer who superintended the taking in of strange cattle to board and lodge, and accounted for the profit to the sovereign.”
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