|n.||1.||(Law) Formerly, an officer of the king's forest, who had the care of cattle agisted, and collected the money for the same; - hence called |
AGISTER. One who takes horses or other animals to agist.
2. The agister is not, like an innkeeper, bound to take all horses offered to him, nor is he liable for any injury done to such animals in his care, unless he has been guilty of negligence, or from his ignorance, negligence may be inferred. Holt's R. 457.