agistment

noun

agist·​ment
ə-ˈjist-mənt
plural -s
1
a
: the taking in of livestock for feeding at a specified rate
b
: the opening of a forest to livestock for a specified period
2
a
: the price paid for or the profit made from agisting livestock
b
: a charge or rate against lands

Word History

Etymology

Middle French agistement, from agister + -ment

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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

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“Agistment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agistment. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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