Definition of Agistor

1. Noun. One who agists or takes in cattle to pasture at a certain rate; a pasturer. ¹



2. Noun. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Agistor

1. person in charge of agisted cattle [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agistor

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agios
agiotage
agiotages
agism
agisms
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agistator
agistators
agisted
agister
agisters
agisting
agistment
agistments
agistor (current term)
agistors
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agita
agitable
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agitate
agitated
agitated depression
agitatedly
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agitation
agitational
agitations

Literary usage of Agistor

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1. Manual of Law and Forms: A Practical Hand-book of the Law and Business Forms by Henry Allyn Haigh (1887)
"Duty of the agistor. lured. 4. Has no Lien at Common Law. ... One who takes animals to pasture is called an agistor of them, and the term having this ..."

2. A History of Germanic Private Law by Rudolf Hübner, Francis Samuel Philbrick, Paul Vinogradoff, William Emanuel Walz (1918)
"In some cases it took the form of a simple contract of lease, in which the agistor took over the cattle, collected the profits thereof, and paid in return a ..."

3. Calendar of the Patent Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office by Great Britain Public Record Office, Public Record Office, Great Britain (1903)
"Cumberland, for pannage of the said forest from the date of his being an agistor in the time of the late king, for 4/. 10«. 9^1. received from him by the ..."

4. Lectures on Legal History and Miscellaneous Legal Essays by James Barr Ames (1913)
"The career of the agistor's lien is also interesting. That such a lien existed before the days of implied contracts is intrinsically probable, ..."

5. The Foundations of Legal Liability: A Presentation of the Theory and by Thomas Atkins Street (1906)
"One of the oldest bailees for custody is the agistor of cattle (a term which ... Both the civil and the common law require that the agistor should have ..."

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