transitive verb[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’
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’.
US variant of ageist
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