from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
- noun Now, one who agists or takes in cattle to pasture at a certain rate; a pasturer.
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- noun Alternative form of
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It is not even certain that he had a degree; for there is really little to identify him with the "M (agister) Saxo" who witnessed the deed of Absalon founding the monastery at Sora.
M (agister), which being interpreted still further, signifies that there was never such a clumsy device!
III.,/2/in an action of trespass by an agister of cattle, that,