agister

noun

agist·​er
variants or agistor
ə-ˈji-stər
plural -s
: one that agists livestock
specifically : an officer of the royal forests in England who has the care of livestock agisted

Word History

Etymology

Middle English agister, from Anglo-French agistour, from Middle French agister + -our -or

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agister was in the 15th century

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“Agister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agister. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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