|n.||1.||(Law) Formerly, the taking and feeding of other men's cattle in the king's forests.|
AGISTMENT, contracts. The taking of another person's cattle into one's own
ground to be fed, for a consideration to be paid by the owner. The person
who receives the cattle is called an agister.
2. An agister is bound to ordinary diligence, and of course is responsible for loses by ordinary negligence; but he does not insure the safety of the cattle agisted. Jones, Bailm. 91; I Bell's Com. 458; Holt's N. P. Rep. 547; Story, Bail. Sec. 443; Bac. Ab. Tythes, C l.