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agister


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agister  \A*gist"er\,  Agistor  \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}. 
  b  Now  one  who  agists  or  takes  in  cattle  to  pasture  at  a 
  certain  rate;  a  pasturer.  --Mozley  &  W.