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.