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Pronunciation: /əˈdʒɪst/


[with object]
Take in and feed (livestock) for payment: the dairy farmer might wish to agist lambs after the cows are housed for the winter
More example sentences
  • Market forces would soon sort out the cattlemen who are agitating to continue agisting their livestock in alpine national parks.
  • Thankfully, Molly and Jolly sheep, normally passengers in the trailer behind the bus, were agisting in Lismore at the time.
  • Well I agist my horses which means that I pay someone else to feed them in the morning and at night and take their rugs on and off, but I do everything else.


Example sentences
  • An agister is considered one who agists or takes in cattle to pasture at a certain rate; a pasturer.
  • He was about 2 days old when our agisters noted that he hadn't urinated at all, and that he was straining.
  • The agister lien provides a legal remedy for any agister who is not paid by the owner of an animal.
Example sentences
  • Just as city companies often lease their premises, Chris decided to look for long and short-term land leasing and agistment deals - virtually renting pasture for his sheep - instead of owning additional land.
  • The debate about alpine grazing is not about horses or horsemen, it is about a small number of privileged families who pay the equivalent of about one week of normal agistment fees for five months cattle agistment in an alpine national park.
  • Along the coast and Tablelands country, huge numbers of southern cattle are being sent away north on agistment, as there's no feed and little prospect of any until spring.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'use or allow the use of land for pasture'): from Old French agister, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + gister, from giste 'lodging'.

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agist 2 Line breaks: agist
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪdʒɪst/

adjective& noun

Variant spelling of ageist (see ageism).
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