agistor definition

  • noun:
    • One who agists or consumes cattle to pasture at a specific rate; a pasturer.
    • Formerly, an officer regarding the master's woodland, who'd the care of cattle agisted, and amassed the income for the same; for this reason known as gisttaker, which in England is corrupted into guest-taker.
    • An officer associated with royal forests of England, having the care of cattle agisted, as well as collecting the money for similar; one that receives and pastures cattle, etc., for hire.

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