A*gist"er, A*gist"or (#), n. [Anglo-Norman agistour.] Law (a)

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.


Now, one who agists or takes in cattle to pasture at a certain rate; a pasturer.

Mozley & W.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.