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agist


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agist  \A*gist"\,  v.  t.  [OF.  agister;  [`a]  (L.  ad)  +  gister  to 
  assign  a  lodging,  fr  giste  lodging,  abode,  F.  g[^i]te,  LL 
  gistum  gista,  fr  L.  jacitum  p.  p.  of  jac?re  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  --Blackstone.