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Agistment

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Agistment (Law) Formerly, the taking and feeding of other men's cattle in the king's forests.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agistment Same as agistage.
    • n agistment A dike or embankment to prevent the overflow of a stream or encroachments of the sea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Agistment the action of agisting: the price paid for cattle pasturing on the land: a burden or tax
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. agistement,. See Agist
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. agister—L. jacitāre, jacēre, to lie.

Usage

In literature:

But the most valued is that of agistment or pasturage, especially of ponies.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell
The tithe of agistment got rid of by the Irish gentry, and the chief burden of the tithe thereby thrown on the farmers and peasantry.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
But then the tithe of pasture agistment, as it was called, could no longer have been evaded.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
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