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agist

Class:

verb | noun

Etymology:

from Old French agister, from gister to lodge, ultimately from Latin jacēre to...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Agistment | agist

originally referred specifically to the proceeds of pasturage in the king's forests. To agist is, in English law, to take cattle to graze, in exchange for payment. Agistment originally referred specifically to the proceeds of pasturage in the king's ... (39 of 453 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

agist | ageism | agism | ageist [derived]

to care for and feed (cattle or horses) for payment | to assess and charge (land or its owner) with a public burden, such as a tax | discrimination ... (27 of 297 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/agist

Oxford Dictionary:

agist [entry 1] | agister [derived] | agistment [derived]

take in and feed (livestock) for payment (7 of 77 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/agist

agist [entry 2]

variant spelling of "ageist" (see "ageism") (6 of 25 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/agist--2

Merriam-Webster:

ageism | agism | ageist [adjective, related] | agist [adjective, related]

prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group and especially the elderly (11 of 61 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ageism

Wiktionary:

agist | agisted [past tense] | agisting [present participle] | agists [3rd-person singular present]

To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; used originally of the feeding of cattle in the king's forests, and collecting the money for the same. (28 of 29 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/agist

Cambridge Dictionary:

ageism | agism [United States] | agist [adjective, United States, derived] | ageist [adjective, derived]

treating people unfairly because of their age (7 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ageism

Random House Dictionary:

agist

to feed or pasture (livestock) for a fee. (8 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/agist

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

agist | ageism | agism

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French agister, from gister to lodge, ultimately from Latin jacēre to lie down

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/agist

Wiktionary:

agist | agisted [past tense] | agisting [present participle] | agists [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Anglo-Norman agister (to pasture for a fee)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/agist

Oxford Dictionary:

agist [entry 1]

Origin: late Middle English (in the sense "use or allow the use of land for pasture"): from Old French agister, from a- (from Latin ad ... (24 of 30 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/agist

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

agist | ageism | agism

Audio: British English pronunciation of "agist"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/agist

the Free Dictionary:

agist

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "agist"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "agist"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/agist

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

agist

Audio: North American pronunciation of "agist"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ageism​02 word=agist

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