variants: or agistor \ ə-​ˈji-​stər \
plural -s

Definition of agister

: one that agists livestock specifically : an officer of the royal forests in England who has the care of livestock agisted

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First Known Use of agister

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agister

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

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“Agister.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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