A*gist" (#), v. t. [OF. agister; a (L. ad) + gister to assign a lodging, fr. giste lodging, abode, F. gite, LL. gistum, gista, fr. L. jacitum, p. p. of jacre to lie: cf. LL. agistare, adgistare. See Gist.] Law

To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; -- used originally of the feeding of cattle in the king's forests, and collecting the money for the same.



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